Photo: Versatile production unit (VPU); Source: Amplus

Amplus to develop viable field development solutions in Angola

Aberdeen-based floating production solutions specialist Amplus Energy Services has been awarded a multi-million-dollar contract to re-evaluate the development of marginal fields in Angola.

Versatile production unit (VPU); Source: Amplus

Amplus said on Wednesday that the contract aimed to develop economically viable field development solutions for a “major operator” in Angola.

According to the company, the six-month project will be managed by Amplus’s Aberdeen headquarters.

The project will be conducted in partnership with TechnipFMC and Halliburton while local support in Angola will be provided by Amplus’ in-country partner – Prodiaman Oil Services.

Ian Herd, managing director of Amplus Energy Services, said: “The lessons learned from this latest contract award will not only be strategically key for marginal field developments in Angola, but also in the North Sea, where there are more than 200 discoveries still to be developed with several billion barrels of oil available for recovery.

“As a mature basin, most of the UK Continental Shelf’s remaining reserves are contained within marginal fields. Amplus’ ongoing North Sea Production Club initiative, which is designed to make even the smallest fields economically viable, has been pivotal in helping Amplus secure the marginal field development study contract in Angola.

““This is a very significant contract award for Amplus Energy Services, and we are looking forward to providing fit for purpose, cost-effective solutions for marginal field developments in Angola.”

One of Amplus’ solutions for marginal field development is its versatile production unit (VPU), which can support a wide range of production capacities.

The vessel operates on dynamic positioning (DP) and is fitted with a disconnectable turret buoy, and its ability to sit directly above the subsea production facilities reduces cost in every aspect of marginal field development.

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