Wood secures “major” subsea contract from bp for UK North Sea production hub
(WO) – Wood has been awarded a major contract to deliver topside modifications supporting bp’s latest subsea tieback in the UK North Sea.
Wood’s Operations business will deliver engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning (EPCC) services to enhance the central processing facility of bp’s Eastern Trough Area Project (ETAP) production hub in the central North Sea. Repurposing of existing equipment on ETAP will be a key focus under the two-year contract to enable the platform’s connection to Murlach, bp’s two-production well subsea tieback development.
Steve Nicol, Executive President of Operations at Wood, said, “Working with bp for over 30 years, this contract builds on our global relationship, and we are proud to support this important project on one of their critical North Sea assets.
“Wood will deliver this under our multi-region engineering services contract, with our teams supporting efficient and safe delivery of asset repair, modifications and enhancements on ETAP to enable production from Murlach.”
The cost reimbursable contract follows Wood’s delivery of pre-FEED and FEED work on the Murlach field, and the recent successful completion of brownfield scopes on bp’s Seagull field, another subsea tieback to ETAP that commenced production in 2023.
The Murlach project will be delivered by Wood’s teams in Aberdeen, where over 300 employees support bp contracts.
Lead image: bp's Seagull platform