BP Awards FPSO Support Contract in the North Sea

Published at 10:40AM - 02/08/16

Mechanical engineering specialist EnerMech announced today that it is in the process of delivering a contract to support the operation of a floating production storage and offload unit (FPSO) located West of Shetland.

The contract regards the BP-owned Glen Lyon FPSO, currently located West of Shetland.

“We embedded an Engineering Technical team within BP’s project team and assigned a 20-man team of supervisors and technicians who were especially trained for infield operations, maintenance and support of turret services,” EnerMech technical support manager, Neil McNaughton, said.

BP Awards FPSO Support Contract in the North Sea 

Under the agreement, EnerMech will support the turret delivery on the FPSO which has recently arrived for hook-up operations West of Shetland.

The contract has been valued at over £5 million.

Glen Lyon is a key element in the multi-million Quad204 project, which includes the redevelopment of the Schiehallion and Loyal fields.

The redevelopment is expected to extend production out to 2035 and possibly beyond that date.

EnerMech has provided winch engineering, associated operations and materials for the FPSO’s main turret system riser winch handling system, while the FPSO was under construction.

Through to 2017, the company will provide ongoing field support during hook-up operations.

Glen Lyon Ready to Assist Quad204 Development

The Aberdeen-based firm had previously supported BP with the preparation and operation of the FPSO Shiehallion’s riser winch system, back in 2014, during the field suspension and vessel removal phase.

“EnerMech has a proven track record in supporting complex FPSO projects relating to vessel new-builds and we were delighted to play an integral part in pushing forward this ambitious BP project,” McNaughton added.

The Glen Lyon FPSO started its journey towards the West of Shetland earlier this year, where it will serve as a hub for the Quad204 development.

The project aims to access an estimated 450 million barrels of resources still available and is able to process and export up to 130,000 barrels of oil per day and store up to 800,000 barrels.