Statoil has awarded two engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts to Aker Solutions for the delivery of subsea production systems and services for the Troll Phase 3 and Askeladd projects.
The contracts for both fields include installation and commissioning support services.
The Troll field is also one of the largest oil fields on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS), with oil production of more than 400,000 bbl/d in 2002.
Statoil has been the operator of Troll Gas A, B and C platforms and the landfall pipelines since 1996, with gas deliveries to continental Europe flowing the same year.
“With the award of these contracts a milestone has been reached in two important Statoil projects,” Statoil Senior Vice President for Project Development Torger Rød said.
“The Troll field is key to the role of the NCS as a gas exporter to Europe. Thanks to Troll Phase 3 we may maintain this role for decades to come.
“Located in the Barents Sea, Askeladd will provide feedstock for the Snøhvit LNG plant at Melkøya off the coast of Hammerfest.
“I look forward to working closely with Aker Solutions in these two development projects, which will help add long-term production and value on the NCS.”
Statoil Chief Procurement Officer Pål Eitrheim said that the development of the NCS would be strengthened by a competitive supply industry.
“The contract with Aker Solutions focuses on standardisation, simplified requirements and a sustainable cost level,” Mr Eitrheim said.
“This provides a solid foundation, not just for project implementation, but also for safe and efficient Troll and Askeladd operations.
“I look forward to continuing our collaboration towards this end.”
The contracts awarded for Troll 3 and Askeladd are part of the contractual framework signed between Statoil and several suppliers within the subsea segment in the autumn of 2017.
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