Penspen Contracted for FEED Work at Ithaca's GSA Development

The Offshore business stream of the Penspen Group, Andrew Palmer & Associates, has been contracted to provide the Front End Engineering Design (FEED) for EPC Offshore Limited (EPC) in support of Ithaca Energy's Greater Stella Area (GSA) Development.

Under the terms of agreement, Penspen will provide subsea FEED services to EPC for pipelines and infrastructure to maximize the oil and gas production of the Stella, Harrier and Hurricane fields in the Central North Sea.

The Stella and Harrier fields are located in the Central North Sea within UKCS Block 30/6a, 280 kilometers east-southeast of Aberdeen in a water depth of approximately 85 meters. The Hurricane field lies in UKCS Block 29/10b, approximately 10 km west of the Stella field.

Ithaca Energy gained an interest in the Greater Stella Area in 2008 and contracted EPC Offshore to provide project management of the subsea and pipelines elements of the development earlier this year.

Penspen's Managing Director of Engineering & Project Management and Director of Offshore, Ernie Lamza, said, "This contract is an important win which reinforces our strong record in subsea FEED studies. Penspen is looking forward to working with EPC Offshore and Ithaca, utilizing our strengths and expertise to optimize the subsea and pipeline elements of the Greater Stella Area development."

Peter Kirkbride, chief operating officer of EPC Offshore said, "Our work with Ithaca demonstrates our growing reputation as the people who turn opportunities into assets. Our focus is on providing the optimum service for our clients and we are pleased Penspen will be part of the continued work on this significant North Sea project."


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