Statoil awards contracts for Oseberg Vestflanken 2, Johan Sverdrup and Gina Krog

February 3, 2016

STAVANGER, Norway -- Statoil has awards contracts, with a combined value of approximately NOK 1.6 billion, for Oseberg Vestflanken 2, Johan Sverdrup and Gina Krog.

The contracts, awarded on behalf of the license partners, include marine operations; marine construction; engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of an unmanned wellhead platform; and modifications at the Oseberg field center.

“We are very pleased to be able to award these contracts now to suppliers that all have a good track record for Statoil,” said Torger Rød, Statoil's senior V.P. for project development.

Statoil submitted the plan for development and operation (PDO) of Oseberg Vestflanken 2 just before Christmas, and the contract awards are subject to governmental approval of the PDO.

The contract awards are as follows:

  • Technip Norway has been awarded contracts for pipe laying at Johan Sverdrup and Oseberg Vestflanken 2. The combined contract value is approximately NOK 400 million.

  • Ocean Installer has been awarded contracts for marine construction and installation at Oseberg Vestflanken 2, Johan Sverdrup and Gina Krog. The combined contract value is approximately NOK 200 million.

  • Hereema Fabrication Group has been awarded an EPC contract for the unmanned wellhead platform at Oseberg Vestflanken 2. Hereema Marine Construction will be responsible for transportation and installation of the platform. The combined contract value is approximately NOK 800 million.

  • Aibel has been awarded a contract for engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) on the Oseberg field center, to prepare the platform for receiving the well stream from Oseberg Vestflanken 2. This contract has a value of approximately NOK 200 million.

Late last year, FMC was awarded a contract to deliver two subsea trees for the existing subsea template to be included at Oseberg Vestflanken 2. This contract value is approximately NOK 120 million, plus options.

The Oseberg Vestflanken 2 development will consist of an unmanned wellhead platform with 10 well slots. Two existing subsea wells will also be reused. The well stream will be routed to the Oseberg field center, via a new pipeline, and the wells will be remote-controlled from the field center.

Wellhead platforms with no facilities, helicopter deck or lifeboats represent a new solution in Norway, but the concept has been thoroughly tested in other areas, such as the Danish and Dutch continental shelves.

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