LONDON -- Venture Production has awarded Petrofac a £10 million ($15 million) contract extension until March 31, 2010. The engineering and construction contract extension covers the Kittiwake platform in the North Sea, as well as capex projects for Venture within the Greater Kittiwake Area (GKA). Services will be provided through Brownfield, a service line within the company's offshore engineering and operations (OE&O) business unit.
Brownfield will provide full engineering, procurement, installation, and construction (EPIC) capabilities, consisting of onshore engineering, procurement, offshore construction, and commissioning teams for current and upcoming Venture projects. These include the Kittiwake emergency shutdown (ESD) upgrade, the potential Christian subsea tieback and continued management and safe delivery of major Venture shutdowns such as the main Kittiwake shutdown, scheduled for August.