Expro wins major North Sea contract

BP's Schiehallion FPSO. Photo courtesy of Kees Torn
BP's Schiehallion FPSO. Photo courtesy of Kees Torn

Oilfield services company Expro has secured a multi million pound, seven year subsea contract with BP for its Quad 204 project to west of the Shetland Isles in the UK North Sea.

 

The project will allow Expro to apply its latest vertical subsea technologies in the North Sea for the first time. The contract includes construction of a new floating, production, storage and offloading (FPSO) unit to replace the existing Schiehallion FPSO. The new FPSO and its subsea structures will be installed in modules with production planned for 2016.

 

The project also includes an extension of the existing subsea system with 15 new and replacement flow lines and 21 new and replacement risers. 14 new wells will be added to the 52 existing ones.

 

BP said the new FPSO is expected to produce 130 million barrels per day of oil and 220 million standard cubic feet per day of gas compression. The redevelopment will allow BP to reach resources that are currently inaccessible after appraisals showed the field holds more reserves than originally anticipated.

 

Expro will provide a vertical ‘xmas tree’ landing string for the installation of BP’s subsea completions. Expro said this ELSA-DB (Dual Bore) subsea test tree system enables well clean-up/completion deployment from a MODU (Mobile Operated Drilling Unit) prior to the installation of the vertical production tree.

 

Expro Region Director for Europe CIS Keith Palmer said: “Expro have been the provider of subsea equipment and services to BP’s operations in the North Sea since the late 1990s, working across a range of challenging subsea environments, and this new contract further strengthens our working relationship.

 

“This long term contract allows Expro to further develop our technology in the UK North Sea, increase our local workforce and continue to provide a high quality service to BP.”

 

Photo licence - https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/legalcode

Photo source - flickr.com

 

Please rate

Comments 

Name
Email
  Ctrl + Enter

Most Read

The government has cut £1bn from the rail infrastructure budget

The government has cut £1bn from the rail infrastructure budget

Rishi Sunak had previously promised record infrastructure investment as part of the government's "levelling up" agenda. Until now, Network Rail's "enhancement" budget for the five year period from 2019-24 had been set at £10.4bn. But, this week rail minister Chris Heaton-Harris said

CONTRACTOR NAMED FOR £56M RAILWAY STATION PROJECT

CONTRACTOR NAMED FOR £56M RAILWAY STATION PROJECT

A contractor has been named to transform a major railway station in Birmingham. West Midlands Combined Authority has appointed VolkerFitzpatrick to undertake the detailed design and build of the new £56m University Station. University Station in Vincent Drive, Edgbaston, has been earmarked

DfT committs £60m funding for A361 North Devon Link Road

DfT committs £60m funding for A361 North Devon Link Road

The Department for Transport (DfT) has committed £60m in funding for the A361 North Devon Link Road widening project in the South West. Works include widening of three sections of the Link Road, covering 7.5km, to create three traffic lanes, two in one direction and one in the other

This website uses cookies to enhance your user experience. By continuing to use this site, you consent to our use of these cookies. See our Cookie Policy.