Energy advisory firm DNV GL has announced a new “major” deal with North Sea operator Apache Corporation on its Beryl and Forties assets.
The verification services contract, which has a primary term of three years, and two one year extension options, involves operations and project verification for all Apache’s North Sea assets, such as Beryl Alpha and Bravo and Forties A, B, C, D and E.
DNV GL will provide verification services to Apache, including a number of innovative initiatives including next generation verification technologies, 3D automated approvals and data mining technology.
Mark Hobbs, vice president of North Sea Operations with Apache North Sea, said: “Safety, compliance and production in that order, are the priorities for the delivery of operations and projects in Apache North Sea.
“Having the right verification body to work with is key to making our activities a success, and we look forward to working with DNV GL.”
DNV GL said the deal will “aim to ensure that the verification contribution is most cost-effective and provides the required assurance” towards stakeholders and regulatory authorities.
Hari Vamadevan, regional manager, UK and West Africa, DNV GL- Oil and Gas, added: “We are pleased to have won this contract, having a long relationship with Apache has enabled DNV GL to really recognise their needs and challenges.
“We have a deep understanding of Apache’s requirements and the Company’s direction. This will ensure we can deliver and exceed expectations on this major contract.”