UK engineering and project management consultancy Atkins is to provide engineering support on upcoming works on a trio of Maersk Oil floaters in the North Sea.
Atkins’ project manager and senior process engineer Mark Wood said that the multi-faceted contract built on the company’s strong record of working with the Danish-headquartered explorer.
The two companies previously worked together on the Gryphon area recovery project in 2012 and 2013 which the storm-damaged Gryphon floating production, storage and offloading vessel was refurbished and brought back online.
Later this year, Maersk Oil has lined up major offshore inspection, maintenance and repair work on the Gryphon and Global Producer III FPSOs as well as the Janice floating production unit, in addition to field expansion works.
Atkins has been hired to task eight process engineers to support Maersk Oil in developing the scope, maintenance plans and commissioning procedures for the works.
The consultants will also provide a technical interface between Maersk Oil’s assets and a dive support vessel that has already been chartered for 365 days for the operation, as well as play a project management role.