Statoil has awarded service contracts worth about NOK5bn ($640.38m) for seven of its supply bases in Norway.
NorSea Group, Saga Fjordbase and Asco Norge won the contracts, which have a duration of six years and include options for an extension of two plus two more years.
The contracts, which will start up on 1 July, include terminal and warehouse services, as well as storage and pipeline handling.
Under the terms of its contract, NorSea Group will provide terminal and warehouse services, plus storage and pipeline handling at Dusavik in Rogaland, Kristiansund in Møre, and Romsdal and Hammerfest in Finnmark.
The deal also requires the company to offer terminal and warehouse services at Mongstad and Ågotnes in Hordaland and warehouse services, as well as storage and handling of pipelines in Florø in Sogn and Fjordane.
Saga Fjordbase will deliver terminal services at Florø in Sogn and Fjordane, while Asco Norge will provide terminal and warehouse services, plus storage and pipeline handling, at Sandnessjøen in Nordland.
Statoil senior vice-president for operations Astrid Sørensen said: "These contracts, which will involve a long-term cooperation with the chosen suppliers, will result in great savings for Statoil’s logistical operations.
"Logistics represent some 10% of our field costs and making base operations more efficient is essential for extending the lifetime of the fields we operate.
"In addition, Statoil is taking several steps to increase the efficiency of the logistics chain between the coastal bases and our offshore installations. We will be achieving considerable economies of scale and synergies by introducing new sailing schedules for the supply of our offshore installations and a greater degree of specialisation at the different bases in the forthcoming contract period."
Image: Mongstad is one of seven bases included in the service contracts awarded. Photo: courtesy of Statoil.