Statoil has awarded Nkr1.6bn ($187.6m) worth of contracts for operations at Oseberg Vestflanken 2, Johan Sverdrup and Gina Krog fields in Norway.

The company awarded the contracts on behalf of the licence partners.

Statoil project development senior vice-president Torger Rød said: "We are very pleased to be able to award these contracts now to suppliers that all have a good track record for Statoil."

In December 2015, Statoil and its licence partners submitted the plan for development and operation (PDO) of Oseberg Vestflanken 2 project to the Norway Petroleum and Energy Ministry.

Statoil awarded Nkr400m ($47m) contracts to Technip Norway for pipe laying at Johan Sverdrup and Oseberg Vestflanken 2 fields.

"The development will comprise an unmanned wellhead platform with ten well slots and is expected to provide 110 million barrels of oil equivalent."

Ocean Installer secured contracts worth Nkr200m ($23.4m) for marine construction and installation at all three platforms.

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The company also awarded Nkr800m ($94m) contract to Hereema Fabrication Group for engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of the unmanned wellhead platform at Oseberg Vestflanken 2.

Under the contract, Hereema will be responsible for transport and installation of the platform.

Aibel secured Nkr200m ($23.4m) contract for engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) on the Oseberg Field Centre. The contract will see Aibel preparing the platform for receiving the well stream from Oseberg Vestflanken 2.

The development will comprise an unmanned wellhead platform with ten well slots and is expected to provide 110 million barrels of oil equivalent.

Image: Oseberg field centre in the North Sea. Photo: courtesy of Harald Pettersen.