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Petrofac secures North Sea contract extension from EnQuest

European oil and gas company, EnQuest announced a long-term extension in its contract with energy service provider Petrofac. 

The contract extends three years and allows Petrofac to support its operations on the Kittiwake platform on the UK Continental Shelf, something it has been doing for about two decades. 

A role that had shifted leadership continues to maintain its position for over two decades, starting with EnQuest in 2014 and the assets of previous owners dating back to 2003. The three-year extension allows Petrofac to continue as a duty holder of the Kittiwake platform in the Central North Sea.

The Kittiwake platform is positioned in License Block 21/18, 160 kilometers east of Aberdeen, and is submerged 85 meters below the surface. The Kittiwake platform is a permanent steel platform placed above the Kittiwake field in 1990.

EnQuest initially purchased a 50% stake and operatorship of the greater Kittiwake area in February 2014. The purchase included the Kittiwake field and adjacent acreage. While EnQuest additionally purchased a 100% stake in the Kittiwake to Forties oil export pipeline.

Petrofac continues to extend its relationship with EnQuest, with contract extensions dating back to 2015. Nick Shorten, Chief Operating Officer of Petrofac’s Asset Solutions business, commented on the company’s continued collaboration: “This contract renewal is a great testament to this partnership, as well as our team’s high performance and strong knowledge of the asset.” he continued, “As we approach almost 20 years on Kittiwake, we’re pleased to continue working together to build on its stellar safety record, enhance its operational performance, and further extend the asset’s operating life.”

Looking into Petrofac’s recent history, it seems as though the company is casting its sails high. Earlier this month, the company was hand-picked by Tullow Oil to provide its operation services for the Jubilee offshore development in Ghana, West Africa.



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