Petrofac appointed duty holder for Anasuria cluster in the North Sea

Petrofac has been appointed duty holder of the Anasuria cluster in the North Sea for a five-year period. The contract is valued at around $250m and will secure 65 jobs at the cluster, which is located 175 km east of Aberdeen, Scotland.

Petrofac will support Anasuria Operating Company (AOC), a UK-based joint venture between Malaysia’s Hibiscus Petroleum and Ping Petroleum, which bought the cluster’s license from Shell and Esso for $150m in August 2015.

Most of the offshore personnel currently providing support to the cluster will transfer to Petrofac, the company said.

The cluster comprises the FPSO Anasuria, the oilfields Teal, Teal South, Guillemot A and a 38.65% interest in the Cook field. Petrofac will take responsibility for the FPSO operations, as well as monitoring and managing the cluster’s pipelines and wells, excluding the Cook well.

“AOC’s acquisition of the Anasuria cluster is really an investment in the future of the North Sea and it is a positive development for our industry during these challenging times. We aim to support AOC as they work to realise their vision for Anasuria to increase production and extend the life of field,” said Walter Thain, managing director – West for Petrofac Engineering & Production Services.

Phil Oldham, CEO of AOC added: “The combination of all our experienced teams will enable us to leverage our respective capabilities to overcome the challenges associated with mature assets while adhering to North Sea operating standards.

“By working collaboratively, we will capture the additional potential from the cluster and extend the value from the existing infrastructure.”

Holly Birkett

Holly is Splash's Online Editor and correspondent for the UK and Mediterranean. She has been a maritime journalist since 2010, and has written for and edited several trade publications. She is currently studying for membership of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers. In 2013, Holly won the Seahorse Club's Social Media Journalist of the Year award. She is currently based in London.
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