ABERDEEN, UK –Petrofac has re-deployed all personnel from the Northern Producer floating production platform.
Texaco had used the facility to develop the Galley field in the UK central North Sea, but Galley's new owner, Talisman Energy, decided to re-develop the field as a subsea tieback to its Tartan complex.
Petrofac has been duty-holder of the installation for 10 years, during which time it produced nearly 60 MMbbl of oil, with an average production uptime above 98%. Following decommissioning, it was relocated in July to the River Tyne in Newcastle, northeast England. It is currently undergoing refurbishment for use on potential new contracts.