Siccar Point Energy has handed out a contract for the front end design of a production vessel for the 800-million barrel Cambo project, north-west of Shetland.
The “exclusive” FEED deal has gone to Singapore-based Sembcorp Marine, which has contracted KBR for topsides design and integration support.
Siccar Point and project partner Shell were working with two FEED options since the start of this year, and have now chosen Sembcorp for the work.
In addition to the FPSO contract, other FEED work is being undertaken by Baker Hughes GE for wells, subsea and riser systems, and by Genesis for a gas export pipeline.
Cambo was discovered in 2002 and subsequently had four appraisal wells drilled up to 2012.
A final successful appraisal well was drilled and flow tested by Siccar Point in summer 2018.
Shell acquired a 30% working interest stake in the field from Siccar Point last year.
The partners will look to take a final investment decision on the project following the completion of FEED activities.
Siccar Point chief executive Jonathan Roger said: “This is another important milestone for the Cambo project and we look forward to working with our partner Shell as we progress towards formal project sanction next year.”