ODE Asset Management (ODE AM), a wholly owned subsidiary of the international engineering and operations support services contractor ODE Group Limited, has been appointed as Installation Operator (Duty Holder) of the Tolmount platform, a Normally Unattended Installation (NUI).
The Tolmount platform and associated gas export pipeline comprise the Humber Gathering System, which is owned by Humber Gathering System Limited (HGSL), a Kellas Midstream company, and Dana Petroleum. The Humber Gathering System will initially deliver gas from the Tolmount field, owned by Premier Oil and Dana Petroleum, to the Easington onshore gas terminal. The Tolmount platform is now in construction, with first gas planned for the fourth quarter of 2020.
As Installation Operator, ODE AM will be responsible for the safe operation of the platform and will provide operations, maintenance and integrity support services. Working closely with the Tolmount project team, ODE AM is currently providing operational input throughout the project execution phase and has full responsibility for operational readiness.
ODE AM Managing Director Paul Chilvers says, “This contract recognises ODE AM’s experience and expertise in operations support in the Southern North Sea (SNS) and builds on our long history of supporting gas assets in the region. It also demonstrates that ODE AM’s new offering and approach to installation operatorship, focused on efficiency and bespoke integration with clients, challenges the market norm as the North Sea matures and recognises the need to address the industry’s cost challenges.”
“We are very pleased to be taking on the role of installation operator for the Tolmount platform. This appointment further strengthens our growth strategy which, aligned with our recent office opening in Aberdeen, provides the basis for ODE AM to take on further installation operator contracts.”
Alan Murray, HGSL’s Operations & Projects Director comments, “ODE AM is an experienced name in the SNS and is bringing its experience to bear in a positive manner on the Tolmount project. This is an exciting new development and we look forward to ODE AM playing its part in the future success of the venture.”