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Babbage Gas Field

Discipline: Operations Support

Client: E.ON Ruhrgas

ODE was contracted to carry out conceptual engineering and FEED to technically define the topsides facilities and generate an EPIC tender document. Other work involved the simulation of the export pipeline from Babbage to the West Sole Tee and assistance in the evaluation of the EPIC tender documentation submitted by the various bidders.

ODE also provides operations support to E.ON Ruhrgas for its assets in the Southern North Sea.  In 2008, the contract was extended for a further three years and, in addition to the Johnston and Hunter fields, now covers the Babbage and Rita developments.

E.ON Ruhrgas' Babbage field is located in the north-west of the UK Southern North Sea in UK Block 48/2 and in 40-45m of water. It is planned to develop the field with a Normally Unattended Installation, designed to produce 75MMscfd of gas.