Oseberg field centre in the North Sea. (Photo: Harald Pettersen)
The contracts awarded on behalf of the licence partners include marine operations, marine construction, engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of an unmanned wellhead platform as well as modifications at the Oseberg Field Centre.
The contracts have a combined value of approximately NOK 1.6 billion.
“We are very pleased to be able to award these contracts now to suppliers that all have a good track record for Statoil,” says Torger Rød, senior vice president for project development in Statoil.
Statoil submitted the plan for development and operation (PDO) of Oseberg Vestflanken 2 just before Christmas, and the contract awards are subject to government approval of the PDO.
The field development will provide 110 million barrels of oil equivalent and will be profitable even in a low oil price scenario.