Ramboll Oil & Gas has been awarded the jacket design contract for the wellhead platform to be used at Maersk Oil’s Culzean field off the UK.
The Danish engineering consultancy will carry out detailed design of the jacket as well as associated piles and peripherals such as sea-fastening under the workscope of the award, for which a value was not disclosed, with a duration to October.
It will be the largest substructure design job yet secured by Ramboll and marine structures chief Bjorn Jonsson said it is a door-opener for similar work on the £3 billion ($4.7 billion) project that will entail three bridge-linked platforms in the central North Sea.
These include a central processing platform and utilities and accommodation facility, as well as the 12-slot wellhead platform.
Operator Maersk Oil expects to take a final investment decision on development of the ultra-high pressure and high-temperature gas condensate field next year, with start-up targeted for 2019.