LYSAKER, Norway – BP has contracted Aker Solutions to support development of the Cypre project offshore Trinidad and Tobago.
Aker Solutions will provide front-end engineering and design (FEED) for the first platform in a potential new series across BP’s Trinidad and Tobago portfolio.
The award follows completion by the contractor in London of early-phase studies. It expects to deliver the FEED results next summer: this could lead to a full EPC contract taking in both green- and brownfield scopes, and would be executed from Aker Solutions’ offices in London, Aberdeen and Mumbai offices.
Luis Araujo, the company’s CEO, said: “We believe the Cypre project will set a new standard in ‘minimum facilities’ platform concepts, combining technology and improved processes to achieve fully unmanned operations.”
Unmanned facilities allow to operators to reducing travel and carbon-dioxide (CO2) emissions, as well as raising safety levels by removing the need for permanent personnel offshore. BP’s partner in the project is Repsol.