AMEC to Support BP's Deepwater Tubular Bells, Kodiak Devts in GOM

AMEC has been appointed by BP to provide engineering services for the Tubular Bells and Kodiak discoveries in deepwater Gulf of Mexico.

AMEC is evaluating several potential development options for selection of a preferred project option to advance into front-end engineering design (FEED), which provides an opportunity to influence overall cost, weight, schedule and facility performance at the early stages of the project.

Neil Bruce, Chief Operating Officer of AMEC's Natural Resources division said, "I am delighted that AMEC has been selected to work on this major development. We are committed to providing BP with support consistent with its objectives to deliver this project safely, on time and on budget."

The contract is AMEC's first deepwater work to be executed under the global agreement with BP for offshore engineering and project management services and follows the announcement in November 2008 of the contract for support on the BP Clair project in the UK North Sea.

Terrance Ivers, President of AMEC's Oil & Gas Americas business added, "Our team relishes the opportunity to meet the challenges inherent in development of a robust topsides design. A partnership with a customer such as BP and their world-class project makes for an enthusiastic project team and reinforces AMEC's status as an employer of choice for talented, motivated professionals."

The Tubular Bells-Kodiak award continues AMEC's long history of successful support of BP projects, including the Mardi Gras Transportation System to deliver deepwater Gulf of Mexico production to market. AMEC's role in the Mardi Gras project encompassed engineering and project management services on the onshore and offshore pipelines, facilities and platforms.

AMEC also has contributed to major BP projects in other regions around the globe, including Clair in the UK's offshore West of Shetlands area and the Azeri, Chirag and Gunashli fields in the Caspian Sea.