Petrofac takes charge of decommissioned North Sea Miller platform

Offshore staff

ABERDEEN, UKBP has awarded Petrofac a duty holder contract to support late life management of the Miller platform in the UK central North Sea.

Although the contract is for “life of asset” there is a four-year ceiling at which point extension options will be reviewed.

Petrofac will manage all aspects offshore and onshore activities while BP prepares for the next phase of the planned decommissioning program.

Miller ceased production in July 2007. Since then BP has performed well abandonment and topsides clean up and expects the topsides to be removed in 2017 or 2018.

The operator will continue to pursue and evaluate a range of options for full decommissioning the facilities. Petrofac’s appointment as duty holder allows BP to accelerate this process, using the contractor’s knowledge of the asset, where it has provided maintenance, metering, and valve requirements since 2012.


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