Project management contractor EPC Offshore has won a major contract to select the optimum concept for the development of Hurricane’s Lancaster Field. Hurricane has a 100% holding in the field and has a CPR (competent person’s report) indicating 2C Contingent Resources of over 200mmbbl of recoverable oil. The year-long contract, worth around GBP 2 million, is one of the largest projects the Aberdeen-based contractor has secured to date. This marks EPC’s first contract in the south-east of England.
The company will employ their project management led approach to concept selection, ensuring rigorous review of all options and selection of the optimum development scheme and associated contracting strategy for Lancaster. Chief executive officer Keith Wallace said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for us. We conducted work for Hurricane during the early stages of field appraisal so we are delighted to have been chosen to select the optimum concept for developing this dynamic project.” It will involve an integrated approach with our Aberdeen office supporting a newly created development team of engineers and technical specialists based within Hurricane’s office in Surrey.” The Lancaster development is situated West of Shetland, with drilling at a water depth of around 155m. The first phase of the project is expected to run until the end of the year with FEED Engineering commencing in 2013.