FES International, a producer of fluid transfer solutions, has been awarded a major contract from National Oilwell Varco (NOV) to supply equipment to be used in the Maersk Oil UK-operated Culzean field in the North Sea.
The project includes the design, manufacture and supply of automatic driverless bend stiffener connectors (DBSC): 6off 34in females, 2off 4in males + sleeves, and 2off 6in males.
The Culzean field, which is one of the largest recent gas discoveries in the North Sea, is a high-pressure/high-temperature gas field, located around 145mi east of Aberdeen at a water depth of 90m.
“This project was particularly challenging in terms of delivery times and cost parameters, however our well established relationships within our supply chain and our streamlined internal processes mean we have been able to deliver on time and on budget for NOV,” said Ian Latimer, technical director, FES International. “From design stage through to completion, we support our customers throughout and maintain a flexible approach at all times. With NOV and Maersk Oil we have a long-standing working relationship based on mutual trust, where both companies have faith in our ability to supply equipment of the highest quality, and FES has faith in NOV and Maersk Oil to work proactively with us to ensure we have the information and feedback we needed to meet the brief.”
Image: Driverless bend stiffener connector/FES International