Bibby wins big BP subsea contract to extend working life of Eastern Trough oil fields

Howard Woodcock
Howard Woodcock

Bibby Offshore, a subsea services provider to the oil and gas industry, has been awarded a multimillion pound contract by BP to replace subsea infrastructure in the central North Sea.

The work is part of the $1 billion Eastern Trough Area project life extension programme announced by BP in the summer.

One of the largest and most complex developments in the North Sea, comprising nine oil and gas reservoirs – six of which are operated by BP –  the project will help secure the future of the  Eastern Trough fields until 2030 and beyond.

The Bibby contract involves installing new subsea control system infrastructure to safeguard power and communication links to the Machar, Madoes and Mirren fields, some 150 miles east of Aberdeen.

From April 2016, Bibby will provide dive support and construction support vessels from its international fleet to deliver services including; umbilical installation, trenching, structure installation and commissioning through to final survey of the completed workscopes.

Howard Woodcock, Chief Executive, Bibby Offshore said: “This is a significant contract win us which highlights our range of subsea services and affirms our capability to consistently and successfully deliver complex and challenging projects for clients.”

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