st fergus gas terminal

A top tier COMAH installation processing natural gas from numerous UK and Norwegian offshore fields.

px group operates and maintains the Top Tier COMAH installation, St Fergus Gas Terminal and pipelines, and is also the designated duty holder of the associated FUKA and SIRGE pipelines.

at a glance:

  • Top Tier COMAH installation
  • 75MSm3/d processing capacity
  • 600km of associated sub-sea pipework
  • Full accountability for O&M of terminal and piplelines
  • 75 members of staff on site
  • Ongoing technical and commercial development of the facility

client: North Sea Midstream Partners

location: St Fergus, Scotland

specifics:

Located 40 miles north of Aberdeen, the St Fergus Gas Terminal was built in 1977 to process natural gas received from the Frigg field. Today, the terminal processes natural gas from numerous UK and Norwegian offshore fields.

We have operated and maintained the facility since 2016, as well as acting as duty holder of the associated FUKA and SIRGE pipelines.

px group has full accountability for the safe, efficient and compliant operation of both the St Fergus Gas Terminal and the pipelines.

Our operations and maintenance team are onsite, while technical and commercial support teams operating from our offices in Aberdeen and Teesside.

We work closely with our client, sharing the vision for St Fergus Gas Terminal to be the terminal of choice for the region. We are committed to the ongoing technical and commercial development of the facility to ensure that the business isn’t just sustained, but that it continues to grow.

The gas is received via two 32” pipelines, Frigg UK Association (FUKA) and the Vesterland pipleines. Gas is also received via the 30” Shetland Islands Regional Export System (SIRGE) pipeline which transports gas from the Shetland Islands Gas Plant to St Fergus Gas Terminal via the FUKA pipeline.

The terminal consists of two separate trains with a combined capacity of 75MSm3/d.

Once processed the gas is exported to the adjacent National Grid site, is compressed and fed into the National Transmission System.

Natural gas liquids recovered from the process are exported via pipeline to either the BP operated Forties Pipeline System or the Shell facility at Mossmorran, Fife, at a maximum rate of 15,000 bbl/d.