Oil major BP has dished out a contract to Rever Offshore for a subsea tie-back project in the UK North Sea.
BP wants to tie two production wells back 750 metres to the Andrew platform, with production expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2021.
The project requires the drilling and completion of the two wells, a new manifold, a flexible production pipeline, umbilicals, and new riser and topside modifications on the platform.
Rever, based in Westhill, near Aberdeen, has been chosen to carry out subsea front end engineering design (FEED) work, according the Oil and Gas Authority’s Project Pathfinder portal.
The contract is worth less than £10 million.
Earlier this year, BP handed out a deal for concept engineering to oilfield service giant Wood.
The Andrew platform came online in 1994 and handles production from several fields, namely Andrew, Arundel, Cyrus, Farragon and Kinnoull fields.
Andrew, Cyrus and Farragon were shut-in in 2011 for the Andrew Area Development (AAD), a major brownfield project enabling the Kinnoull field, located 17 miles to the north, to be developed through the existing facilities.
The ADD also included extensive new subsea infrastructure, a new 750-tonne process module and structural strengthening of the platform.
In 2017, the Arundel field came on stream – only 18 months after project sanction.
The Andrew Area is expected to produce into the mid-2020s.