GDF Suez retains Petrofac for North Sea support
GDF Suez E&P UK has renewed its integrated services contract (ISC) with Petrofac in the UK North Sea by three more years.
The ISC covers operations, maintenance, and engineering services throughout GDF Suez’s UK continental shelf operations, including theCygnus gas field development in the southern North Sea.
Initially Petrofac will continue to support Cygnus Operations Readiness, followed by the provision of operations and maintenance services for theCygnus asset offshore.
The field has reserves of around 18 bcm (636 bcf) and is due to come onstream in late 2015.
In May, theCygnus Alpha wellhead platform topsides sailed to the offshore location from Heerema’s Hartlepool yard. It is expected to be followed next April by the remaining topsides infrastructure.