GREAT YARMOUTH, UK -- Petrofac has awarded 3sun an £800,000 ($1.2 million) offshore contract.
The company has spent the last six months working for Petrofac on the Grove field extension in the southern North Sea. 3sun won the first phase of the contract based on the success of previous work but clinched subsequent phases through competitive bidding.
The contracts cover the provision of a new control system and modification to the existing one for the refurbished Centrica-owned, Grove platform, previously known as Camelot CB.
3sun replaced instrument tubing with a single manifold device. It was designed and manufactured specifically for the project in under five weeks.
As part of the project, 3sun used new technology in the form of the latest on-screen hydraulic modeling and animation software to assess and illustrate exactly how the hydraulic power system - including its associated umbilical connection to subsea infrastructure - would operate even before component parts were ordered.
The platform will bring three new wells onstream -- one in 2008 and two subsea tie backs by mid 2009.