Photo: Captain field; Source: Ithaca Energy

Worley gets engineering, procurement gig on Ithaca’s Captain field

Australian engineering company Worley has been awarded a two-year contract for the provision of engineering and procurement services to Stage 2 of Ithaca Energy’s Captain enhanced oil recovery (EOR) project in the central North Sea.

The Captain field, operated by Ithaca Energy, is in the UK sector of the North Sea, around 130 kilometres north of Aberdeen.

Captain produces crude oil deposited within several reservoirs. Production began over 20 years ago and through EOR technology developments the field has advanced, supporting life extension.

During this contract, Worley will complete the engineering design and procurement of equipment packages to enable increased oil recovery and extend production from the field.

Worley stated that it completed the FEED for Stage 2 of the project last year after the successful execution of Stage 1, where it supported the topside design.

According to the company, work on the project will continue to be led by Worley’s Aberdeen office and supported by its global integrated delivery team in Hyderabad, India. This contract will secure work for more than 60 onshore personnel.

Daniel McAteer, vice president of Worley Aberdeen operations, said: “The North Sea is a mature and ageing basin and doesn’t come without its challenges.

Worley’s brownfield experience and commitment to finding sustainable solutions for our customers further strengthens our existing relationship with Ithaca Energy. We look forward to working on this project as we continue this new chapter for the UKCS”.

Worley has recently been awarded several contracts in different energy sectors. Most recently, the company was awarded a services contract by Shell to support the development of a new 200 MW electrolysis-based hydrogen plant in Rotterdam.

As for oil and gas, Worley last month entered into two global framework agreements with BP, one for conceptual engineering and the other for early engineering and front‐end engineering design (FEED) services.