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Wood Group Kenny Takes on Subsea Overhaul of BP WoS Project

07 October 2011

BP has contracted Wood Group Kenny to provide engineering design and project management services for the SURF infrastructure for the Quad 204 redevelopment west of Shetland.

Wood Group Kenny (WGK) will be responsible for the design of $1.2 billion of subsea, pipeline and riser infrastructure for the project. It plans to assemble a 75-strong dedicated engineering team.

Mike Ogden, WGK project manager for Quad 204, said: "This project presents significant technical challenges integrating new infrastructure within an existing brownfield development.

"Specific issues include proving the remaining or extended design life of existing systems, challenging metocean conditions, and the inclusion of 21 new risers, 15 new flowlines, a range of structures, a re-designed umbilical distribution and control system, and 25 new wells into a restricted area already containing 52 wells.

"WGK are responsible for engineering the entire SURF system from the trees to the connections within the new FPSO and for support of BP through the delivery, testing, installation, and commissioning of these systems.”

Andrew Train, BP’ project director, Offshore Activities, said: "While the industry at large has been aware of the replacement FPSO, the scale and complexity of redevelopment associated with the subsea system has gone relatively unnoticed.

"In many ways it is likely that redevelopment of the subsea system will be larger than the original development scheme.

"To manage a project of this scale and complexity…we have co-located a growing BP and Wood Group Kenny team in a project office in the center of Aberdeen. This office will be a hub of activity allowing detailed design work to be progressed by Wood Group Kenny and facilitate interaction with key suppliers and contractors.”

Quad 204 involves replacement facilities for the Schiehallion and Loyal fields, and is designed to extend their production through 2035.