Operating across the Beryl and Forties fields, Apache’s North Sea business has demonstrated its commitment to the basin with what is understood to be the largest life of field contract award in the history of the oil and gas sector in the UK.
Headquartered in Aberdeen and now with a headcount of almost 900 people, Global E&C was formed specifically to support UK Operators in delivering brownfield modification services.
Commenting on the award, Derek Mitchell, Global E&C managing director said: “The significance of this contract award cannot be underestimated. It signals a notable shift in how Apache has chosen to engage with the supply chain versus a more traditional contracting model and is a major statement in support of OGUK’s Vision 2035.”
He went on further to state: “We have been supporting Apache for over a decade and, as a cornerstone customer for Global E&C, this demonstrates the continued confidence Apache has in Global E&C and the trust that has been built between our two organizations.”
Global E&C supports several operators in the UK and has a presence across over 20 offshore installations. The long-term partnerships formed over the years with its customers has positioned the business well for the future, this includes a focused recruitment campaign for an additional 60 offshore and onshore personnel to support Global E&C’s growth.
Terry Allan, Global E&C’s corporate development director added: “Apache has been very supportive of what we have set out to achieve in our strategy of establishing Global E&C as the most efficient Brownfield focused EPC contractor in the North Sea. This award allows us to take a longer-term view in how we drive further efficiencies, invest in new technologies and how we develop our people to overcome the challenges we face in our industry.
“Our team are determined to deliver improved ways of working in order to maximize recovery from the assets in the UK and we’re excited to demonstrate the value we can bring to our customers over the coming years.”
Source: World Oil