Aker Solutions wins FEED contract for Statoil-operated Troll gas field in North Sea


Norwegian company Aker Solutions has secured a deal to provide front end engineering and design (FEED) services for a module that will increase output at the Troll natural gas field in North Sea.

The contract was awarded by Statoil and also includes an option to provide engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) services for the module.

The module will be installed at the Troll A platform and is expected to receive and process gases recovered from the Troll West field.

Gases produced from the field will be transported to the onshore Kollsnes facility located near Bergen, Norway.

Aker Solutions CEO Luis Araujo said: “We're excited to start working on the next phase of this important development and look forward to collaborating with Statoil to optimise value from this field.”

The Troll field is situated in the northern part of the North Sea, roughly 65km west of Kollsnes.

It comprises the main Troll Øst and Troll Vest structures in blocks 31/2, 31/3, 31/5 and 31/6.

"We're excited to start working on the next phase of this important development and look forward to collaborating with Statoil to optimise value from this field."

The site is one of the largest gas fields in the region and contains nearly 40% of the total gas reserves present in the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS). Its gas reservoirs are located around 1,400m below sea level.

The Troll field is expected to produce beyond 2050.

Statoil operates the Troll A, B and C platforms and associated landfall pipelines, while Gassco operates the Kollsnes gas processing plant on behalf of Gassled.

Aker Solutions previously won another contract in Norway from Shell last month, which includes the provision of brownfield modifications services and maintenance support for the Nyhamna and Draugen facilities in the Norwegian Sea.


Image: Troll A platform in the North Sea. Photo: courtesy of Øyvind Hagen / Statoil.