Tulip Oil Netherlands Offshore B.V. has awarded Heerema Fabrication Group (HFG) an engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) contract for the Q10-A unmanned offshore platform to be installed in the North Sea.
Tulip Oil Netherlands Offshore B.V. (Tulip Oil) is a subsidiary of Tulip Oil Holding B.V., a privately-held exploration and production operator based in The Hague. Tulip Oil is the license holder (60% interest) and operator of the Q7 and Q10a licenses along with its partner EBN (40%).
Tulip Oil recently made the Final Investment Decision (FID) for the development of the Q10 gas field, located 20 km offshore the Netherlands in a shallow water environment. The field development will encompass an unmanned offshore platform (Q10-A) with a pipeline tie back to the TAQA-operated P15d platform to the south east of the platform. First gas is expected in 2019.
At the time, the company also revealed that the pipeline scope for the project had been awarded to Allseas and the production platform scope to Heerema.
Heerema confirmed the EPCI contract award in a statement on Tuesday. The company also added that the topside of the Q10-A platform will have a weight of approximately 500 tonnes. The jacket will have a weight of around 600 tonnes and will stand in 21 meters of water. The Q10-A platform will be installed in late 2018.
Koos-Jan van Brouwershaven, CEO of Heerema Fabrication Group, stated: “This project is a good example of HFG’s competence to develop a project from the client’s functional requirements through to the final delivery offshore. We will perform the full platform FEED and EPCI in one continuous program, rather than the traditional multi-stage approach. This enables a fast-track delivery program, resulting in lower execution risk.”