ODE Asset Management (ODEAM), a subsidiary of ODE, has been awarded a contract to be the installation and pipeline operator for the Humber Gathering System (HGS).
ODE said on Monday that the HGS would initially serve the Tolmount field offshore UK operated by Premier Oil.
The HGS comprises a minimal facilities platform and gas export pipeline that will export gas from the Tolmount gas field to the Easington onshore gas terminal.
The execute phase of the project will be managed and delivered by Premier, which is now under development with first gas planned for the fourth quarter of 2020. The HGS infrastructure will be owned by Humber Gathering System Limited (HGSL) and Dana in equal shares.
The company added that ODEAM would be responsible for the provision of integrated services, providing operations, maintenance and pipeline support services to HGSL in the capacity of installation operator and pipeline operator including all work and support services required to discharge the duties and responsibilities associated with the performance of such roles.
ODE will initially provide operational input throughout the project execution phase and subsequently, have full responsibility for operational readiness and ongoing operations.
ODEAM director, Paul Chilvers, said: “At ODE we are very pleased to be taking on the role of duty holder for the HGS. This award further strengthens our growth strategy, with the Greater Tolmount area having the potential to be a significant asset for decades to come.”
Alan Murray, HGSL’s operations and projects director, added: “We have big plans for HGS and ODE will play a key part in the ultimate success of the system. We look forward to working closely with ODE on this exciting new development.”
It is worth mentioning that Premier Oil approved the Tolmount North Sea field development project offshore UK back in July.