px to operate St Fergus gas plant
28 August, 2015
The px Group has signed a long term agreement with North Sea Midstream Partners (NSMP) to operate and maintain the St Fergus gas terminal and associated offshore pipelines.
The O&M agreement, signed yesterday (27 August), will take effect on completion of the sale of these assets by Total to NSMP as separately announced by Total.
The Frigg UK Pipeline (FUKA) is a 362km gas pipeline delivering gas from some 20 fields in the Northern North Sea to the terminal at St Fergus, 35km north of Aberdeen. Total holds a 100% operated interest in the FUKA pipeline.
The St Fergus gas terminal is a three-train processing plant with a capacity of 2,648 million cubic feet of gas per day (Mmscf/d). Total also holds a 100% operated interest in the terminal.
The Shetland Island Regional Gas Export System (SIRGE) is a 234km gas pipeline with a capacity of 665 Mmscf/d connecting the Shetland Gas Plant to the FUKA pipeline. Total holds a 67% operated interest in the SIRGE pipeline alongside Dong E&P (UK) Limited (18.3%), Chevron North Sea Limited (7.2%) and OMV (UK) Limited (7.5%).
Stewart Mortlock, Director of Operations at px, will oversee the commencement of the contract later this year. A new Aberdeen office will be opened by px to provide engineering and commercial management of the infrastructure.
At the same time as taking on operations at St Fergus, px has extended its O&M contract at Teesside Gas Processing Plant - also owned by NSMP.
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