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Oil and gas company Aker BP has awarded a new frame agreement to DNV GL.

The agreement covers a variety of services that include safety, verification, inspection and classification segments across its installations operating on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.

The five-year contract, which comes with options for extension, will see DNV GL experts integrated into Aker BP’s organisation to provide decision-making support and standalone assessments. 

"The five-year contract will see DNV GL experts integrated into Aker BP’s organisation to provide decision-making support and standalone assessments."

DNV GL – Oil & Gas regional manager in Norway Kjell Eriksson said: “This contract represents an important step forward in DNV GL’s long relationship with BP Norway and Det norske oljeselskap, as the companies merge to form Aker BP.  

“The integrated technical assurance and advisory services included in the frame agreement will bring efficiency gains to Aker BP through a blend of state-of-the art technology and deep technical expertise across a broad range of disciplines.”

Aker BP supply chain manager Rolf Kristian Nystein said: “We have run a robust tendering process, and are happy to award the contract to DNV GL. Due to the timing of the tendering process, we were able to combine the scopes of both companies and establish one joint contract for Aker BP delivering considerable synergies.

“We are looking forward to work closely with DNV GL to drive further continuous improvement in our operations.”


Image: Aker BP operates Valhall Field in North Sea. Photo: Courtesy of Akerbp.com