Giant North Sea Troll B Work Awarded To Aker Solutions

Published at 02:56PM - 16/09/16

Aker Solutions has secured a contract to deliver a compression module for the Troll B platform in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea.

With this agreement, Aker will perform work on the Statoil operated platform and help increase production at one of Norway’s key offshore fields, the company informed in a statement.

“This project has targeted key cost savings to create the sustainability the industry depends on and is looking for during these challenging times,” Aker Solutions’ head of maintenance, modifications and operations, Knut Sandvik, said.

Aker Solutions Secures North Sea Work

The contract was valued at NOK 370 million (£33.96 million) and constitutes an option in a front-end engineering and design (FEED) agreement which had been awarded to Aker in January.

The scope of the contract includes engineering procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) to boost the gas treatment capacity at Troll B to increase oil recovery.

Aker Solutions Secures North Sea Work
Statoil’s Troll B Platform in the North Sea

The engineering work will be carried out by Aker in Bergen and the construction of the module will commence at Aker’s yard in Egersund in 2017.

Weighing above 500 tones, the module is scheduled to be lifted onto Troll B in the spring of 2018 should be delivered and become operational in the third quarter of 2018, Statoil informed.

Aker Helps Boost Statoil’s Troll B Output

“The gas module is an important contribution to reaching the licensees’ IOR ambition for the Troll field,” Statoil project director Eric Normann Ulland, said.

“It will raise production capacity on Troll B and help us recover as much as possible of remaining resources during tale end production,” he added.

“From the module start-up in the autumn of 2018 until Troll B is shut down in 2025, it will increase recovery by around 4.7 million barrels of oil,” he stated further.

The Troll field is one of the largest on the Norwegian Continental Shelf; it is located in the northern part of the North Sea, near Bergen.

The field comprises the main Troll East and Troll West structures and contains about 40% of the total gas reserves on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS).