Atkins has been awarded a three-year framework contract by Chevron North Sea for structural integrity services at certain fixed and floating platforms in the UK North Sea.
The contract includes assets of Alba Northern platform with topsides of the Alba floating storage unit (FSU), the first to be built for the UK North Sea.
In addition, the contract covers the Erskine platform, the topsides of Captain floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel, as well as the wellhead protector platform (WPP) and bridge linked platform (BLP) on the Captain field.
Atkins director of energy business Les Newman said: “Our team is driven by the market need to reduce unit operating costs by improving production and optimising integrity, built on a foundation of improving safety performance across the asset lifecycle.”
Last year, Atkins received a contract from Chevron Australia. Under this contract with Chevron Australia, Atkins had to provide onshore and offshore engineering services to Chevron’s Western Australia-based assets.
A team of 50 oil and gas engineers based in Perth with support from global oil and gas teams based in UK and Texas were issued with this Australian contract.
Atkins has more than 40 years' experience in working with a number of major oil companies. The company has worked at approximately 60% of the North Sea platforms and pipelines.
With 18,300 people globally, Atkins works as a design, engineering and project management consultant.