A trio of consultancies said yesterday they had clinched contracts to provide engineering services on oil and gas giant Total’s UK continental shelf (UKCS) assets.
In separate announcements, Apollo, Atkins and Xodus Group said they would help deliver a range of services for the Paris-headquartered operator over the next three years.
A source claimed the work being dished out via the framework agreements was worth a mid-seven-figure sum in total over the period.
Work packages include safety, environmental, development, facilities, subsea and pipeline engineering, process and flow assurance, and decommissioning.
Apollo, of Aberdeen, was acquired last year by Inverness-headquartered Global Energy Group (GEG).
The company’s brownfield engineering capability was combined with GEG’s integrity and construction division to create Global Engineering & Construction. Apollo’s consultancy business continued to operate under its existing brand.
Bosses at Apollo said the deal with Total – whose UKCS assets include the massive Culzean gas development, Elgin/Franklin, Laggan-Tormore and the Glendronach discovery – was its largest consultancy contract win to date.
They added the company was in a good position to weather the storm of Covid-19 and low oil prices, and the new contract would help Apollo continue on its “growth trajectory”.
Paul Ellerton, consultancy director, Apollo, said: “The award of the contract is a significant milestone in building our relationship with Total.
“All the team is excited by the opportunity and looking forward to see what we can achieve together.
“We have continued to grow year-on-year in a very challenging market, so this award really cements our position as one of the leading engineering providers in the UKCS.”
Apollo business development executive Roisean Farquhar added: “Total is one of the largest operators in the North Sea and to be chosen to support them really proves the talent that exists within Apollo.”
Xodus, a subsidiary of energy service giant Subsea 7, is also headquartered in the Granite City.
Andrew Wylie, Europe, Middle East and Africa regional director, Xodus, said: “We have enjoyed a relationship with Total since we launched 15 years ago and are extremely pleased to be continuing our support for its UK operations as we transition to a net-zero energy efficient future.”
Aktins is part of Canadian engineering group SNC-Lavalin, whose Aberdeen-based market director for resources, Matt Browell-Hook, said: “Securing this framework is a recognition of the high-quality engineering we’ve provided to Total over the past years, with a broadening of scope across all our core service lines.
“We will utilise our UK expertise through Atkins and global teams to bring a continued focus on decarbonisation to ensure long-term value and sustainability for the North Sea as the industry concentrates on energy transition.”
It is understood Genesis, a subsidiary of TechnipFMC, is also competing for a share of the action.