Bridge Energy has awarded a contract to ADIL to manage the development of its Vulcan East gas field in the Southern North Sea.

Under the £1.8m ($2.8m) contract ADIL will provide staff and systems to manage all development activities linking a subsea tie-back to the existing infrastructure in the Vulcan East field, which is located in block 49 / 21.

The work is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2011 with first gas expected in the second half of 2011, said ADIL.