Amec Foster Wheeler has secured a front end engineering design (FEED) contract from Chevron North Sea Limited (Chevron) for the Captain enhanced oil recovery (EOR) development in the North Sea.

The contract value has not been disclosed.

The Captain EOR project will use polymer injection technology to boost oil and gas recovery.

This will in turn help establish the further offshore full-field application of polymer EOR technology elsewhere in the North Sea and worldwide.

"The Captain EOR project will use polymer injection technology to boost oil and gas recovery."

The contract includes FEED design of the proposed bridge linked platform (BLP), which will be used to store, mix and pump polymer.

Amec Foster Wheeler will also be responsible for the BLP brownfield tie-ins to the current facilities, in addition to small works on the floating production storage offloading (FPSO) unit.

The Captain EOR project is currently under the fourth stage of development of the Chevron-operated Captain Field.

Captain Field is located approximately 68 miles offshore north of Aberdeen.

Amec Foster Wheeler’s European greenfield business managing director Nick Shorten said: "This is a prestigious and challenging project that encompasses both greenfield and brownfield engineering, procurement and project management services, so is an excellent fit for our capabilities."

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