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Apache North Sea




Upstream oil & gas

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Stork was contracted to supply an onshore team providing design support, procurement, project management and engineering services as well as a multi-disciplined offshore construction team on the Forties Delta.


The project as a whole resulted in a far more robust operating system and an improved recovery time from upsets. The offshore construction team maintained a high level of construction efficiency and quality regardless of the fluctuations in manpower due to limited bedspace. The onshore team benefitted from being based in the client’s premises which resulted in an improved response time to the offshore requirements as well as an increased efficiency in relation to design changes and turnaround.


“The onshore Stork team worked tirelessly to ensure the highest level of technicians were sent offshore where possible. This vetting process proved to be an extremely worthwhile piece of work, which allowed the offshore construction phase to continue at impressive levels of efficiency and quality. All in all, I think I can safely say that this phase of the FD Delta V project has been a huge success with the works being carried out safely and timely. We are already seeing the benefits from a far more robust operating system.”

Kieran Marr Systems Project Manager Apache North Sea

Fast facts

Duration August 2011 - August 2013
Location North Sea, Forties Delta
Infrastructure Installed 1252 cables/54km of field length
145 cables/14km of multicore length
Ladder/cable tray weight: 50 tonne
Average Manning Dec 2011 to Dec 2012: 8.8 personnel
Feb 2013 to Aug 2013: 31.3 personnel
Safety Project delivered safely with no lost time incidents
Workscope completion The workscope was completed within an accelerated timeframe