International energy consultancy Xodus Group has secured a contract worth £1.3 million to deliver the subsea Front End Engineering Design (FEED) study for the Premier Oil Catcher project in the Central North Sea.
The scope of work will involve two phases. A review of previous and current studies, preliminary process flow diagrams and investigative work to identify structural functional requirements, will lay the foundations for the subsequent select phase.
At this stage, Xodus will develop and engineer field and subsea architecture, flow assurance processes, subsea control systems, pipelines and tie-ins, as well as providing technical safety and risk support.
The Catcher field is located in block 28/9 and is potentially one of the larger North Sea discoveries in recent years. Xodus will assist in the FEED for the three riser systems for each of the wells, to allow production from the field through the subsea tie-back.
In the last four years Xodus has secured £11 million worth of FEED contracts for FPSO projects and has been involved in more than 50% of completed FPSO FEEDs in the North Sea. The firm has also secured significant business in the detail design and execute stages of subsea projects around structural design, riser system design and supply, and subsea control systems.
Andrew Wylie, senior consultant at Xodus Group, said: “Xodus is proud to be involved in the Catcher project which is a significant development in the North Sea. Our fully independent, integrated and highly technical service will deliver a wealth of knowledge to this project. Xodus is committed to Aberdeen and the North Sea market and our breadth of capability and multi disciplinary service makes us a preferred partner for FPSO projects. From risers to pipelines, and design to pre-commissioning, we have a proven track record.”