Bibby Offshore to Replace North Sea Infrastructure  

February 2016, Vol. 243, No. 2

Bibby Offshore is scheduled to take part in the $1 billion Eastern Trough Area Project (ETAP) Life Extension Project announced by BP last year. ETAP is one of the largest and most complex developments in the North Sea, comprising nine oil and gas reservoirs, six of which are operated by BP. The ETAP Life Extension Project (ELXP) will help secure the future of the fields until 2030 and beyond.

The Bibby Offshore ELXP contract call for installing new subsea control system infrastructure to safeguard power and communication links to ETAP’s Machar, Madoes and Mirren fields, about 150 miles East of Aberdeen.

Beginning in April, Bibby will provide dive support and construction support vessels from its international fleet to deliver services including umbilical installation, trenching, and structure installation and commissioning through to final survey of the completed work scopes.