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Heerema to build NUI platforms for IOG’s Southern North Sea gas project

Published 04 October 2017

Heerema Fabrication Group will build up to four normally unmanned installation platforms (NUIs) for UK-based Independent Oil and Gas (IOG) Southern North Sea (SNS) gas project.

Heerema has entered into a letter of intent (LOI) with IOG to provide front-end engineering and design (FEED), as well as engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) services for NUIs.

The NUIs will be deployed at SNS gas project, which includes Blythe Hub and Vulcan Satellites Hub developments.

According to IOG, the FEED work is a significant step towards reaching final investment decision (FID) on the SNS gas project, which is targeted by the end of the first quarter of 2018.

IOG CEO and interim chairman Mark Routh said: “Heerema are a very experienced and accomplished platform fabricator and FEED will start immediately with a view to adapting an established UK Southern North Sea design previously built by Heerema. 

“Efficient platform fabrication and installation will be critical to the successful and timely development of our two gas hubs, and Heerema represents the best technical and commercial solution to achieve this.”

Founded in 2011, IOG is a development and production firm, which has interests in four North Sea licences in the UK.

The company currently has 100% stake in the Blythe gas field in the Southern North Sea, as well as Skipper licence in the South east of the Shetlands.

IOG secured 100% working interest in Harvey and Truman promote licence in December 2013, in addition to 100% working interest in the Elgood, Hambleton, Tetley & Rebellion promote licence in March 2015.