- Appointment of Bill Dunnett18 September 2007
- Brownfield Awarded LNG Contract in Equatorial Guinea13 September 2007
- Scottish MSP Takes Part in Petrofac's Environmental Awareness Month11 September 2007
- Petrofac Marks 10th Anniversary as Duty Holder with Northern Producer Success6 September 2007
- Interim Results for the six months ended 30 June 20076 September 2007
- Petrofac Training Unites Divisions Under a Single Brand4 September 2007
- Award of Karachaganak Phase III Feed25 June 2007
- Trading Update25 June 2007
- Increased Demand for Greenhand Course21 June 2007
- Petrofac Awards Scholarship to Aberdeen University Student12 June 2007
- Petrofac Resources Division Renamed 'Petrofac Energy Developments'11 June 2007
- Investment in Australian Interest4 June 2007
- Petrofac & Babcock Create Skills Alliance29 March 2007
- Industry Award Success for Petrofac20 March 2007
- Successful First Year for Emergency Service Response Centre19 March 2007
- Petrofac Commits to Southern North Sea19 March 2007
- Final Results for the year ended 31 December 20065 March 2007
- Directorate Change5 March 2007
Petrofac Commits to Southern North Sea
19 March, 2007
Petrofac is committed to a long-term future in the Southern North Sea and has opened new premises in Great Yarmouth to service the increasing demand for its oil & gas facilities management services.
The international provider of facilities solutions to the oil & gas production and processing industry, has opened its 9,000 sq ft offices and warehouse facilities on the Gapton Hall Industrial Estate in Great Yarmouth. The new premises can accommodate 40 staff and provide intervention support capabilities for unmanned and manned operations in the Southern North Sea.
Petrofac is a key employer in the east of England and is keen to further develop opportunities for local employees, as the company continues to invest and recruit in the region.
In October 2003, Petrofac officially took over responsibility for the management of Tullow Oil UK Ltd’s Hewett facility in the Southern North Sea and its Bacton Gas Terminal in Norfolk. The landmark agreement marked the first time that a facilities management company had assumed management of an onshore gas terminal in the UK (Bacton). The company is also the service operator and duty holder for UK offshore assets including Schooner, Ketch, Horne and Wren.
With its operations management expertise and proven capability, Petrofac works closely with Tullow to enhance performance of the Bacton terminal by increasing operational uptime and optimising costs to ensure a long-term future in the Southern North Sea.
This successful relationship has been possible due to continued improvement in production efficiency, the optimisation of production costs and an enhanced safety performance that is better than the industry average. Health and safety is extremely important to Petrofac and is implemented across the company through Horizon Zero, its ongoing safety campaign.
During 2006, Petrofac also took over duty holder responsibilities for the gas-producing Camelot platform, following the transfer of ownership from Mobil North Sea Limited, an affiliate of Exxon Mobil Corporation, to Energy Resources Technology (UK) Ltd (ERT).
This project highlights Petrofac’s expertise in managing the transition of producing assets and increasing capabilities of supporting normally unmanned installations (NUI) in a cost effective manner.
Paddy Mallan is integrated operations director at Petrofac and has spent more than 29 years in the oil and gas industry. He is excited about the prospects in the Southern North Sea: “We are continuously seeking opportunities to provide our capabilities to other operators and invest our management skills and financial resources in what we see as a long-term future for gas production and storage in the area.
“The strategic relationship we have with our customers in the Southern North Sea demonstrates our full facilities management capability and maintains our position as the first choice provider of operations management, maintenance, engineering and construction services to the oil & gas industry.”