Photo: Alwyn platform, Total UK asset situated in the North Sea, Image courtesy of Total E&P UK

Total hires DNV GL for services on UK North Sea assets

DNV GL has been awarded a three-year contract by Total E&P UK to provide multiple services across the full portfolio of the international operator’s oil and gas assets in the UK North Sea.

The independent energy expert and assurance provider will provide core services such as verification, classification and flag, risk advisory services and major accident hazard awareness training, the company said on Monday.

These will be carried out for North Sea assets, including the Shetland Gas Plant, Elgin Franklin, Alwyn, and continuing on Culzean and Gryphon.

The company emphasised it has built and maintained a strong relationship with Total following the Paris-headquartered operator’s acquisition of Maersk Oil’s production assets in 2018 – for which DNV GL was the incumbent safety services provider.

Hari Vamadevan, regional director, UK & Ireland, DNV GL, said: “As one of the largest operators in the UK, this contract award from Total is a key win for DNV GL and is a great start to the year.

“At a pivotal time for the oil and gas industry, our work with Total will focus on areas of safety, innovation and efficiency. We look forward to aligning with Total as the company continues its substantial investment in the drive to net-zero”.

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Jack Downie, head of development and innovation, UK & Ireland, DNV GL, added: “This contract will see Total use a broad range of DNV GL’s services to enhance its operations, and support its low carbon goals.

“Throughout our conversations with the Total team, we see forward-looking motivation and the desire to further develop the value we add to its operations, while further strengthening the bond between our organisations”.