Petrofac has been awarded a contract by Statoil UK to provide the Norwegian company with Training and Emergency Response Services to North Sea projects.
Under the agreement, Petrofac Training Services will support Statoil’s operations in the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) under a five-year training partnership, providing a wide range of HSE, survival, fire and marine training services.
“We are delighted to have been appointed as Statoil’s preferred supplier which reflects the strength and depth of our capabilities, experience and facilities in the UK,” Petrofac Engineering & Production Services Director of Training Services, James Kirk, said.
Statoil Awards North Sea Services Deal to Petrofac
“Throughout the contract, our specialist teams will be focused on both maintaining and enhancing the knowledge, expertise and skillset of Statoil’s talent pool to support safe and efficient ongoing operations of its assets and facilities in the North Sea, UK sector,” he added.
“Despite the challenges our industry continues to face, competency of our respective workforces remain a top priority; as a result, we will provide a highly integrated and flexible delivery model aligned to Statoil’s needs,” he stated further.
Statoil’s Mariner field
With this deal, Petrofac will support the personnel working on the Mariner field as well as the wind power projects, Hywind and Dudgeon, in the North Sea.
As well as this, the company will provide full training and support to Statoil’s Incident Management and wider emergency response teams, ensuring preparedness ahead of any potential incident scenario, including major emergency response training, emergency response exercises, relative response training and reviewing of plans.
Petrofac to Support Three North Sea Projects
The Mariner development project is located in the northern North Sea and consists on ultra-heavy oil fields with an estimated investment of US$7 billion (£5.39 billion).
The Hywind development consists on the first floating wind farm off the Scottish coast. It is a pilot project and includes five 6 MW floating turbines.
Dudgeon is an offshore wind farm located in North Norfolk, with an expected installed capacity of 402 MW, enough to power up approximately 410,000 UK homes.