Foster Wheeler Wins Goldeneye Contract

Shell UK has awarded Foster Wheeler a ₤60 million contract to build the onshore gas processing facilities at St Fergus for Shell's Goldeneye development. The contract will lead to the creation of over 400 new jobs in Scotland and more widely in the UK, according to a statement by Energy and Industry Minister Brian Wilson.

The Goldeneye offshore platform will located in the Shell operated UKCS Block 14/29a, 105 km from North-east Scotland in the South Halibut basin area of the Outer Moray Firth. The Field straddles Blocks 20/4b, 20/3b and 14/28b. The reservoir is in Lower Cretaceous Captain Sandstone and is capable of high rates of production - more than 100 mmscf/day/well. Goldeneye plateau production will be approximately 300 mmscf/d wet-gas some 10,000 barrels/day condensate. Natural Gas Liquids (NGLs) will be extracted from the gas and condensate streams throughout field life. The field is expected to be in production from 2004 for between 7 and 10 years.