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Petrofac lands extension for maintenance services in North Sea

Oilfield services provider Petrofac has secured a three-year contract extension for maintenance services from Serica Energy.

Petrofac informed on Thursday that, under the terms of the agreement, it will continue with the provision of maintenance execution, maintenance consultancy and metering services to Serica Energy’s Northern North Sea asset, the Bruce platform complex which processes production from its Bruce, Keith and Rhum fields.

The contract, which builds on a relationship with Serica Energy which began in 2018, was enhanced in 2019 to include metering engineering services through the deployment of dedicated onshore and offshore personnel.

Nick Shorten, Chief Operating Officer for Petrofac’s Asset Solutions business, commented: “For more than four years, our team has been supporting Serica Energy to enhance production and extend the field life of its assets in the UKCS through safe and cost-effective maintenance services.

“We look forward to further strengthening our partnership with Serica Energy by building on this approach, and adding additional value through the delivery of predictable, efficient operations.”

Serica Energy is currently drilling the North Eigg exploration well in the North Sea. However, drilling operations have recently encountered delays due to rig equipment failure. A replacement has been sourced and planning is underway to transport this to the drilling rig.