Malaysian operator Hibiscus Petroleum has picked Worley to provide engineering and design services for its Marigold project in the UK North Sea.
Worley’s services will support the upgrade and repurposing of an existing floating production, storage and offloading vessel (FPSO) for Marigold.
The development includes two discoveries, Marigold and Sunflower, in licence P198, about 135 miles north-east of Aberdeen.
Phase one consists of three subsea production wells followed by a further drilling stage, phase two, in late 2022.
Hibiscus recently said it had entered into exclusivity agreements for an FPSO, without identifying potential candidates.
However, a year ago bosses at Teekay told staff that the firm was in contention to provide its Voyageur Spirit vessel for the Marigold development.
Voyageur Spirit, which had served Premier Oil’s Huntington field, is currently at the drydock at Kishorn Port.
Last week, Hibiscus said it was mulling a joint development of Marigold alongside Ithaca’s Yeoman field.
Worley started work on its contract in January and will continue to support the project throughout 2021.
The contract, signed with Hibiscus subsidiary AHUK, is being led by Worley’s Aberdeen, UK operations with support from its Global Integrated Delivery team in Hyderabad, India.
Shaun Poll, senior vice president, UK operations at Worley, said: “I am delighted that AHUK has given Worley the opportunity to provide FEED services for their North Sea, Marigold development.
“The opportunity to work with AHUK underlines our brownfield project delivery and technical capabilities within the complex FPSO market.
“This FEED will help enable AHUK’s ambitious growth strategy in the UK, while also aligning with our shared sustainability vison for the UK energy industry.
“The repurposing of an existing FPSO with modern, low-emissions technology, will help support the UK’s current energy demands and while progressing toward Scotland’s 2045 net zero targets.”