Petrogas picks Dutch construction yard for two North Sea platforms

Petrogas picks Dutch construction yard to build two North Sea platforms

Petrogas E&P Netherlands – a part of Petrogas E&P, headquartered in Muscat, Oman – has awarded an engineering, procurement, and construction deal for two platforms to HSM Offshore Energy, a Dutch construction yard. These platforms will be installed in the northern part of the Dutch North Sea.

Courtesy of Petrogas E&P Netherlands

Petrogas E&P Netherlands has awarded the contract for the A15 and B10 platforms to HSM Offshore Energy as part of the Stage 2+ project. No financial details have been revealed at this point.

The project entails the construction and installation of two identical satellite platforms, one on the A15 gas field and one on the B10 gas field. Both fields are operated by Petrogas on behalf of its partners EBN, Rockrose, and Taqa. The latest deal follows on from the A18 platform, which HSM Offshore Energy built for the company in 2015.

Nick Dancer, general manager at Petrogas Netherlands, commented on the award via LinkedIn: “By undertaking the two projects together, with identically designed platforms, we have achieved significant cost and time synergies as well as reducing risk to the project.”

According to Dancer, both platforms will be connected via new pipelines to existing pipeline infrastructure in the area. In addition, the platforms will be connected via new umbilicals to the existing A12 central processing platform (CPP), where the gas will be treated and exported to shore.

Petrogas awarded a front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract for the development of the A15 and B10 gas fields to Enersea back in August 2021. Aside from the FEED scope for the A15 and B10 gas fields, Enersea was tasked with delivering the subsea scope and the brownfield modifications on the A12 CPP platform.

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