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May 5, 2021

DNV and Vinde win contract to inspect Vår Energi’s assets offshore Norway

DNV and its partner Vinde Tilkomstteknikk have received a three-year inspection services contract from Vår Energi.

By Archana Rani

DNV and its partner Vinde Tilkomstteknikk have received a three-year inspection services contract from Vår Energi.

The contract covers inspection services to the oil and gas operator’s portfolio of assets in the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS).

DNV will provide inspection services to Vår Energi’s assets in the Goliat field in the Barents Sea.

Vinde Tilkomstteknikk will offer services to assets in the Balder and Ringhorne fields in the North Sea.

Vår Energi senior procurement manager Kjetil Barbo said: “The agreement gives us continuity in an essential part of our offshore operations, as well as it generates activity for the Norwegian supplier industry.”

Moreover, DNV will undertake project management, inspection planning and inspection execution while Vinde Tilkomstteknikk will perform inspection and rope-access, as well as maintenance and modification work.

The contract also involves advisory and engineering services.

Vinde Tilkomstteknikk chief operating officer Hugo Hallen said: “Teaming up with DNV will allow us to deliver a wider range of services, providing a much-need ‘one-stop shop’ for integrity and maintenance services for the market.”

Vår Energi’s oil and gas fields in NCS assets have an average net production of over 300,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boepd).

The company operates four fields on the NCS. It also owns ownership interests in 31 partner-operated fields.

By 2023, the firm aims to increase its net daily production to more than 350,000boepd.

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