AMEC Arup and Xcite Energy sign MoU for next stage of platform design on the Bentley oil field development North Sea


London, United Kingdom (14 April 2014) - AMEC, the international engineering and project management company, and engineering and consulting firm Arup, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Xcite Energy Resources for further work on the development of the Bentley ultra-heavy-oil field in the North Sea.

Under the MoU, Xcite, AMEC and Arup intend to work together to optimise the existing ACE (Arup Concept Elevating) award-winning platform design for the field, covering all aspects of assurance, engineering, procurement, construction and installation.

During the initial concept assurance phase of the work, AMEC and Arup will be developing the ACE design to allow Xcite to take a final investment decision. The concept work will be executed from AMEC's London office.

This latest agreement reinforces the MoU signed between AMEC and Xcite in 2013 to develop a wider services agreement for the Bentley field to cover key items of the field development scope and the ongoing field operations.

Jim Lenton, AMEC's Technical Director for Europe, said: "This is a milestone for Xcite in their development of the Bentley Field. I am delighted that our expertise in heavy oil and in the delivery of complex and challenging developments is continuing helping Xcite on this next stage of their exciting journey."

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