Photo: Kittiwake platform; Source: Petrofac

EnQuest renews Kittiwake gig for Petrofac

Oilfield services provider Petrofac will build on its 18-year tenure supporting the Kittiwake platform in the UKCS, following the award of a one-year contract extension from EnQuest.

Under the terms of the renewal, Petrofac will continue in its capacity as Duty Holder of Kittiwake, a role it has held with EnQuest since 2014, and the asset’s previous owners since 2003.

The Greater Kittiwake Area comprises five offshore oil fields: Kittiwake, Mallard, Gadwall, Goosander, and Grouse. The area was developed with a fixed steel jack platform.

In addition, EnQuest’s Scolty/Crathes fields were tied back to the Kittiwake platform and have greatly extended the useful life of this production hub.

It is worth reminding that Petrofac’s previous, five-year contract for the Kittiwake platform services was awarded back in December 2015.

Nick Shorten, Chief Operating Officer of Petrofac’s Engineering and Production Services business, commented: “The renewal of this key contract is testament to the strength of our relationship with EnQuest and our deep understanding of the Kittiwake platform. In October last year our asset teams marked 15-years without a lost-time incident – a significant milestone which demonstrates the collaborative nature of our agreement and our collective commitment to safe and successful energy production.

“Over the term of our 18-year role on Kittiwake, we have managed a wide range of operational work scopes and brownfield projects enabling operational efficiencies and production improvement. We look forward to building on these efforts over the coming year through the successful completion of a number of planned subsea campaigns, which will maximise production volumes and further enhance our 2021 operational performance, including energy efficiency and emissions reductions”.