Harkand wins Apache North Sea IRM contract, while OEG delivers $500,000 specialist equipment order

The Harkand Atlantis dive support vessel, which has recently completed its five year class certification
The Harkand Atlantis dive support vessel, which  recently completed its five year class certification

Inspection, repair and maintenance services supplier Harkand has been chosen to deliver installation work to support a Tier-1 US-headquartered operator with its existing drilling campaign in the Nevis South Field in the North Sea.

 Harkand will provide project management and engineering services and deploy its personnel and one of its dive support vessels (the Harkand Da Vinci or Harkand Atlantis) to install new subsea equipment for Apache Beryl I Limited (Apache).

The scope of work has been called off against the master service agreement (MSA) the IRM firm signed with the operator in 2014.

 Harkand previously performed tie-in work in 2015 for the Nevis S67 well at the Beryl field and a Beryl midline disconnect scope under the contract. The company also supported Apache with phase 1 of the Aviat development which included preparation work and platform tie-ins of the newly installed Aviat flowline. 

David Kerr, Harkand Europe, managing director, said: “In this low barrel-price climate, our strong reputation for quality and operational efficiency is proving to be particularly appealing to operators in the region.

Dave Hunter
Dave Hunter

Meanwhile, offshore cargo company OEG Offshore (OEG) has delivered a specialist surface equipment project worth more than $500,000 for a global oilfield service company based in Aberdeen.

OEG Offshore’s A60-module manufacturing facility in Dyce, manufactured and delivered four integrated variable speed drive (VSD) skid packages for onshore drilling operations in the Netherlands.  The modular solutions team based at the Kirkton facility provided the complete design and build package.

OEG’s specialist team carried out all mechanical installation, electrical wiring and termination of step up, step down transformers and variable speed drives as well as the installation of high voltage (HV) electrics for the DNV 2.7-1/EN12079 20ft skids. 

Dave Hunter, OEG Operations Director, said: “Securing and completing this project within a short timescale has been a positive start to 2016, coming as a repeat order from an existing client.  Our certified high voltage electricians were praised for the smooth and efficient installation and testing of the HV electrics, providing cost efficiencies to the client and end user.”

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