Xodus Group secures £1.3m Catcher field contract

Energy consultancy Xodus Group has secured a contract worth £1.3m to deliver the subsea Front End Engineering Design (FEED) study for the Premier Oil Catcher project in the Central North Sea.

The scope of work will involve two phases. A review of previous and current studies, preliminary process flow diagrams and investigative work to identify structural functional requirements, will lay the foundations for the subsequent select phase.

At this stage, Xodus will develop and engineer field and subsea architecture, flow assurance processes, subsea control systems, pipelines and tie-ins, as well as providing technical safety and risk support.

The Catcher field is located in block 28/9 and is potentially one of the larger North Sea discoveries in recent years. Xodus will assist in the FEED for the three riser systems for each of the wells, to allow production from the field through the subsea tie-back.