Case Study

Discipline Authority for Dana Petroleum


Dana Petroleum is a successful exploration and production company with operations and interests in the UK, the Netherlands, and Egypt.


North Sea, UKCS.


The Western Isles Development Project was a critical endeavor for Dana Petroleum, aimed at extracting oil from two fields, Harris and Barra, in the Northern North Sea having a budget of $2 billion.

The Challenge

The Western Isles Development Project demanded not only the expertise of a seasoned Materials and Corrosion Discipline Authority but also the correct selection of materials of construction to ensure the success of the project. With a budget of $2 billion, the project also required prompt support on any materials and corrosion challenges or queries that may arise during the project's lifecycle.

How OGC Energy Helped Dana Petroleum

As a leading provider of technical expertise, OGC Energy was proud to support Dana Petroleum in their $2 billion Western Isles Development Project. Our materials and corrosion expert, Ivan, was a key member of the project team, working closely with Dana Petroleum since 2012. In March 2015, Ivan was officially appointed as the Materials and Corrosion Discipline Authority, providing critical support in areas including FPSO EPC interface, SURF, and marine installation, and Safety Case support.
OGC Energy rose to the challenge, offering its technical proficiency to support Dana Petroleum throughout the project. The FPSO vessel, which served as the cornerstone of the project, was designed using cutting-edge Sevan Marine technology and built in China by the renowned China Ocean Shipping Company (COSCO). Meanwhile, the subsea infrastructure was handled by industry leader, Subsea 7. With OGC Energy's support, Dana Petroleum was able to bring the Western Isles Development Project to fruition, extracting oil from the Harris and Barra fields with a state-of-the-art FPSO vessel and subsea infrastructure. Our expertise and commitment to success allowed Dana Petroleum to reach first oil without any setbacks or delays.
OGC Energy played a critical role in Dana Petroleum's $2 billion Western Isles Development Project, serving as the Materials and Corrosion Discipline Authority. With a deep understanding of the industry and strict regulatory requirements, OGC Energy's expertise helped Dana Petroleum successfully bring the project to fruition and reach first oil in 2017. Their unwavering commitment to ensuring full compliance with industry standards and support on materials and corrosion challenges and queries paved the way for a successful outcome.
Thanks to Ivan's extensive experience and OGC Energy's technical know-how, Dana Petroleum was able to overcome numerous challenges and achieve first oil in November 2017. The selection of the correct materials of construction and prompt support on any materials and corrosion challenges and queries, ensured that Dana Petroleum had the reassurance that the materials were fit for purpose.

How we help you

Today, the Western Isles Development Project is a testament to our expertise and commitment to delivering results for our clients. If you're facing a complex project with materials and corrosion concerns, trust OGC Energy to be your partner in success.

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