Nexen Scott – I

Represented my client as the control engineer delivering start-up support following the exchange of a LM5000 power turbine that is used as the Unit B gasturbine-generator on the offshore Nexen Scott platform in the North Sea UK sector.

This support resulted in several adjustments made in the control, identifying a number of issues and recommendations. Successful starts on gas and liquid including fuel transfers were achieved, data collected, and analysed.


The Scott platform, which came on stream in 1993, produces crude oil and natural gas from the Scott, Telford and Rochelle fields. Scott is located about 188 km (116 miles) northeast of Aberdeen in 142 metres (465 feet) of water. Oil from the platform is exported via the Forties pipeline to the Kinneil Terminal in Scotland. Natural gas is exported via the SAGE pipeline system.