TAQA Transforming Eider Platform Under North Sea Field Extension Plans
Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC (TAQA) announced Thursday that it is transforming its Eider platform into a utility platform as part of its strategy to extend the life of its oil and gas fields in the northern North Sea (NNS).
“In utility mode Eider will continue to provide power, chemical and system support to enable production from the Otter field, which continues to provide significant value to our business,” Donald Taylor, TAQA Europe’s managing director, said in a company statement.
“We recognize that moving to utility mode will mean reduced manning is required on the Eider platform. We have maintained regular communications with all crew members and have committed to redeploy all TAQA staff not required for utility mode on Eider, across our operations, maintaining experience and expertise within our business,” Taylor added.
“We are also working closely with our contractor companies to retain and redeploy crew where possible,” he continued.
Production on Eider ceased in early January and the transition to utility mode will take place during 2018, TAQA confirmed in a company statement. The company holds three operated assets in the NNS, not including Eider.
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