North Sea

BP doubles stake in Culzean


BP has doubled its stake in the Culzean North Sea gas field as part of the energy giant’s £7 billion investment programme in the region.

Oil & Gas

Culzean FSO to be built in Singapore

Japanese company Modec has contracted out the project to build a floating storage and offloading (FSO) vessel for Maersk Oil’s £3billion Culzean gas development in the North Sea. Singapore’s Sembcorp Marine said it had secured the work to design and build the FSO, with the project being handled by its wholly-owned subsidiary Sembcorp Marine Rigs and Floaters (SMRF). Scheduled for delivery in the first quarter of 2018, the vessel will be Sembcorp’s first FSO new-build secured on a full turnkey project basis.

Oil & Gas

TWMA to create new jobs after Maersk Oil contract wins


TWMA has been awarded two contract with Maersk Oil in the UK including on the Culzean development. The waste management and environmental services firm also involve continuation of provision of innovative technology across Maersk’s North Sea operations. The new work will also help create up to 20 new jobs.

Oil & Gas

Scottish Government backs Maersk investment but urges further reform

The Scottish Government welcomed the £3billion investment by Maersk Oil in the UK – but also urged Chancellor George Osborne to reform North Sea taxes. Energy minister Fergus Ewing said: “Development of the Culzean field brings welcome investment, jobs and supply chain opportunities and, as the largest new field in a decade, it also demonstrates that there remain considerable opportunities to extend production for decades to come.

Market info

Maersk hires DNV GL for Culzean work


Maersk Oil and Gas has hired DNV GL in a multi-million service contract deal for its Culzean project in the UK North Sea. The scope of contract includes Independent Competent Person (ICP) verification, Independent Verification Body (IVB) and Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) work. The team will be managed from a single point in the UK and DNV GL said it will use additional resources and expertise from Maersk’s team in Denmark to deliver the work.