No FPSO for Shell’s Fram Development (UK)
SBM Offshore confirms it has been notified by Shell, that in light of unexpected well results, they have decided to reassess the development plan for the Fram oil and gas field in the UK North Sea and not to continue with several key contracts associated with this development including the FPSO.
SBM Offshore has been working on an FPSO solution for this field under a letter of interim award (LoIA) announced on 15 June 2012.
As the project was awaiting contract finalisation, it had not been included in SBM Offshore’s project portfolio and backlog as published on 14 February 2013.
The Fram field, off the East Coast of Scotland, is one of the biggest developments on the UKCS to be given a go ahead in the past five years.
February 22, 2013