The contract covers further development of the subsea infrastructure of the Draugen field, in the context of A/S Norske Shell drilling four infill wells for the purpose of increasing the ultimate recovery factor and accelerating oil production at the field.
Ocean Installer will be responsible for all phases of the operation, from planning and engineering to installation and establishment of connections. This includes procurement and installation of approximately 18,5km oil production and gas lift flexible flowlines and jumpers including pull-in to the Draugen Platform, installation of approximately 21km umbilicals including pull-in to the Draugen Platform, procurement and installation of a T-manifold and protection covers, supply of rock dump, and detailed engineering.
This contract is a major achievement for us. It confirms that we are doing things right and it establishes us as a tier one player in the subsea construction market. We give chief importance to tailor made solutions and close cooperation with clients. We know that speed, timely deliveries and efficient solutions are critically important, thus the ability to deliver and fulfill our clients’ goals in a safe and environmental friendly manner is our main priority. says Steinar Riise, CEO of Ocean Installer.
The project is foreseen to start up with immediate effect and is planned completed in 2014. Ocean Installer will execute project management and engineering from its headquarter in Stavanger, Norway, whilst the majority of the offshore work will take place making use of the advanced offshore construction vessels Normand Clipper and Normand Mermaid. Ocean Installer will operate with a project team of approximately 30 persons, whilst the total amount of vessel days will amount to approximately 250.
"Ocean Installer was established a little more than a year ago, by people with extensive experience and solid competencies in the area of subsea construction, engineering and services. We are moving according to plan and over the last year we have put in place a full-blown subsea organisation, with particular competencies in the area of SURF (Subsea, Umbilicals, Risers, Flowlines) operations", says Steinar Riise, CEO of Ocean Installer.