Infinity has been awarded a substantial contract for the Seagull development, a subsea tie-back to a third-party platform. The project will see Infinity support the pre-FEED & FEED providing production assurance, pipeline integrity engineering and subsea technical assurance on behalf of Apache.The Seagull win comes amid a period of sustained growth for Infinity who has added a further four engineers to their team in recent months.To support this success, Infinity’s engineering division has moved to larger premises in Westhill, Aberdeenshire and it is expected that an additional 10 employees will be recruited over the next 12 months.Infinity noted that recent contracts had been secured from existing clients as well as from two new customers one of which is a major E&P company. This has contributed to a record-breaking year to date turnover and a positive forecast for the company in the coming months and years.Patrick Duggan, Subsea Projects & Operations manager at Apache, said: “Apache has worked closely with Infinity and their team on a number of projects over the past 2 years. As an independent engineering company Infinity has provided us with a range of engineering solutions which have quickly aligned with the Apache pace and method of delivering projects and operations scopes. We look forward to building on the positive relationship with Infinity on our current and future projects.”To remind, Neptune Energy announced on Monday, August 13, it will acquire Apache’s 35% working interest in the Seagull development. The Seagull development should start during 2019 with first production expected prior to Q1 2022.
Despite opposition from Los Angeles County and other cities, the California State Assembly approved a proposal Friday to waive environmental laws for a planned NFL stadium in Los Angeles.The measure, which was approved by a vote of 55 to 17, will spare Majestic Realty Co., chaired by USC Trustee Edward Roski Jr., from adhering to various portions of the California Environmental Quality Act when building the proposed 75,000-seat structure in the City of Industry.Lobbyists for Los Angeles County were ordered Tuesday to work against the bill, and nearby cities, such as Walnut, also promised opposition to the proposal, citing traffic impacts and other environmental issues, according to the Associated Press.The measure will now move on to the State Senate for further consideration.