Aker Solutions has secured a contract from Statoil to work on the tie-in of the Sleipner facilities to the Utgard gas and condensate field.
Under the agreement, the company will provide engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning (EPCIC) services in the Statoil-operated facilities.
“We’ve worked closely with Statoil to find the most cost-efficient solutions for this project, which builds on our capabilities in complex modifications. We’re very pleased to continue working with the customer to help secure important resources from this development,” Aker Solutions’ head of the maintenance, modifications and operations business, Knut Sandvik.
Aker Solutions Awarded North Sea Tie-In Contract
The contract was valued at NOK 500 million (£45.92 million) and concerns platform modifications at Sleipner to tie in the Utgard subsea field.
In April this year, Aker Solutions had already been awarded a contract for preliminary engineering work to enable the tie-in, which included an option for EPCIC work, which Statoil has now chosen to exercise.
Statoils Utgard Development
Aker Solutions has already started to perform work under this contract, and this should be completed by the fourth quarter of 2019.
The project will be managed and executed by Aker Solutions in Stavanger, while pre-fabrication will be executed at Aker Solutions’ yard in Egersund.
Progress on the First Field in the UK-Norway Median Line
The Utgard field, previously known as Alfa Sentral, is a gas and condensate field and is Statoil’s first development in many years to produce resources across the UK-Norway median line.
The field is planned for development as a tie-back to existing infrastructure on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS) for Sleipner, operated by Statoil.
It will have a subsea template that will be connected by pipeline to the Sleipner T processing and CO2 removal platform and by umbilical to the Sleipner A processing, drilling and living quarters platform.
It will include two wells with one drilling target on each side of the median line and all infrastructure located in the Norwegian sector.
A final investment decision (FID) for Utgard is planned before the end of 2016, with production start-up expected in 2020.