Statfjord

Statoil has awarded two new contracts worth Nkr11bn ($1.2bn) to companies that are serving its oil and gas platforms in the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS).

The contracts are for 15 years each and have been awarded to Beerenberg and Prezioso Linjebygg.

The two companies will provide services to 20 of Statoil’s 29 installations on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.

Under the contract, Beerenberg will provide maintenance services on 11 offshore installations of the company.

The latest contract serves as an extension to Beerenberg’s existing contracts on Statfjord A, B and C, Gullfaks A, B and C, Kvitebjørn, Valemon, Grane, Visund and Draupner fields.

Beerenberg communications vice-president Ole Klemsdal said in a statement: "Beerenberg employees are looking forward to continue the trusting and constructive partnership they have established with Statoil over a number of years, both on its offshore installations and at Mongstad."

"These contract awards mark an important milestone in the long-term improvement effort within insulation, scaffolding and surface treatment services."

Other oil and gas platforms to be served include Aasta, Hanstee, Heidrun, Njord A, B and Norne.

Statoil said that that the services would be carried out on all installations on the NCS, as well as all onshore plants in Norway.

Statoil procurements senior vice-president Jon Arnt Jacobsen said: "The suppliers understand the industry challenges and want to help solve them.

"Beerenberg and Prezioso Linjebygg have during the renegotiations expressed that they focus on permanent improvements, as well as quality and cost."

Statoil operations technology of Development and Production Norway senior vice-president Kjetil Hove said: "These contract awards mark an important milestone in the long-term improvement effort within insulation, scaffolding and surface treatment services."


Image: The Statfjord field in the North Sea. Photo: courtesy of Harald Pettersen.