Project: Duty Holder contract
Client: Centrica Energy (2003 - 2014) EnQuest PLC (2014 - present)
Location: Greater Kittiwake Area, UKCS
Contract: 2003 - present
Scope: Duty Holder, including engineering and construction services
Since the Greater Kittiwake Area (GKA) asset in the UK North Sea was acquired from Shell in 2003, Petrofac has been helping its new owners to unlock the value of the asset and maximise production.
In early 2014 EnQuest cemented its position in the Central North Sea with the acquisition of Kittiwake and extended our Duty Holder contract for an additional 12 months. In 2015, our client awarded us a further five-year extension, combining our existing Duty Holder responsibilities with a brownfield engineering modifications contract.
Demonstrating our experience and ability in delivering Duty Holder and engineering management responsibilities, as well as construction services, we have supplied and managed a wide range of work scopes and enabled sizeable production improvements on the Kittiwake asset during our 14 year history on the platform.
We’ve now supported three transitions on Kittiwake; the first in 2003 when Venture Production bought the asset from Shell UK. The second in 2011 after Centrica Energy acquired Venture and more recently in March 2014 when EnQuest bought the asset. In that time, in our role as Duty Holder and through the provision of engineering management, we have overcome significant operational and engineering challenges to deliver valuable improvements on the asset: increasing production, reducing backlog maintenance and improving safety performance.
In our role as Duty Holder for Kittiwake and through the provision of engineering management, we have overcome significant operational and engineering challenges to deliver valuable improvements on platform.
Increased production efficiencies have been driven partly by modifications to the platform, including changes in the crude oil export system from tanker offloading systems to direct oil export. We also introduced operational performance targets to enhance production.
Kittiwake’s success would not have been achieved without the continual investment from its owners in both field development and ongoing asset integrity. We’re delighted to be continuing our relationship with the Kittiwake asset under the guidance of new owners EnQuest, and hope we can play our part in supporting future developments on the GKA.