Neptune dive deep to design and deliver wellhead-reinforcement project for BP and Shell

One of the completed Neptune wellhead integrity systems in operation on BP’s Quad204 programme.
One of the completed Neptune wellhead integrity systems in operation on BP’s Quad204 programme.

Energy industry engineering specialist Neptune has completed the latest installation in an innovative subsea project delivered on behalf of BP.

The firm’s subsea, design and manufacturing expertise is being utilised to provide wellhead integrity systems for use on BP’s Quad204 programme.

The redevelopment of the Schiehallion and Loyal fields west of Shetland has been described as presenting one of the most complex engineering challenges that BP and its joint venture partners, Shell and OMV, have recently undertaken.

An offshore team from Neptune was mobilised in January to complete the installation of the fourth and fifth systems in a series of eight, with the remaining equipment to be delivered later this year.

The systems have been designed, engineered and manufactured in the north-east as part of a solution provided by Neptune’s experienced team as part of a growing offering from its facilities Grampian.

Kevin Stephen
Kevin Stephen

Kevin Stephen, Neptune operations and business development director, said: “Design and manufacture is an increasingly important aspect of what has become a diverse range of services and products we provide.

“Quad204 represents one of the most significant projects ongoing in the region and we are delighted to be supporting BP with a wellhead-reinforcement design solution for such an important field development.

“We have enjoyed a very positive start to 2016, with several contract wins from across our client base. One of the most pleasing aspects is the variety in what we are being awarded, bringing work to divisions throughout the business and particularly in manufacturing, assembly and testing.

“The energy industry is clearly a changing landscape at present and we also have exciting plans in the pipeline for our ROV team in addition to developments in decommissioning capabilities and aspirations to target entirely new markets.”

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