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North Platte oil field development : Worley wins FEED contract from Total

Worley has bagged a front-end engineering design contract (FEED contract) from Total for the North Platte oil field development in the US Gulf of Mexico.

For the contract awarded by Total E&P USA, Worley will be using its recently acquired capability for the floating production unit topside design in combination with Intecsea’s experience in designing the hull, mooring and subsea pipelines.

Now under the same roof, Worley is set to supply flexible floating production unit designs for the North Platte project.

The FEED part of the North Platte oil field development is being headed by Worley’s Houston office and backed by its Hyderabad office in India.

In August 2019, the Australian engineering services company completed the pre-FEED phase and the present award extends its involvement in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico project.

Commenting on the North Platte project contract, Karen Sobel – Worley Group President for Major Projects and Integrated Solutions, said: “We are delighted to continue supporting Total’s return to Gulf of Mexico operations through the North Platte development.

“This project provides Worley with an opportunity to bring together our complimentary capability in both topside and hull design to offer complete, capital efficient and lightweight deep-water solutions. It’s an exciting prospect for our customers and our business.”

North Platte oil field contract

Worley wins FEED contract from Total for North Platte oil field development. Photo courtesy of Gabe Raggio from Pixabay.

Located about 275 kilometers off Louisiana coast, the North Platte oil field development involves the installation of a semi-submersible floating production unit (FPU) in water with a depth of more than 1,300 meters.

French oil and gas firm Total is the operator of the North Platte field with 60% stake and is partnered by Norwegian oil and gas company Equinor (40%).

At plateau level, oil production from the North Platte project is estimated to average 75,000 barrels per day. A final investment decision on the Gulf of Mexico oil project is expected to be taken by the French oil and gas company in 2021.

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