Torger Rød,

Statoil Petroleum has signed agreements with Aker Solutions and OneSubsea Processing for potential new engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts.

The agreements will form the basis for new contracts to provide subsea equipment in the medium term future.

The company also signed an EPC option agreement with OneSubsea for subsea production system (SPS) including framework agreements for subsea operations services, as well as subsea add-ons.

Statoil projects vice-president Torger Rød said: "In light of the current challenges the industry is facing, the suppliers have demonstrated commitment and drive to break the cost curve and enhance competitiveness.

"Statoil has cooperated closely with the suppliers on technology qualification, concept development and pre-engineering studies, and jointly we have delivered successful subsea projects."

"The suppliers have demonstrated commitment and drive to break the cost curve and enhance competitiveness."

The agreements will form a basis for future collaboration and also simplify collaboration going forward, the company said.

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Rød added: "The agreements constitute a framework upon which the suppliers can continue with optimisation and cost reducing measures."

Statoil’s latest agreements follow its contracts worth Nkr2.5bn ($286m) awarded for the linepipe, coating and pipe installation of the Johan Sverdrup project in the North Sea.

The company awarded the linepipe fabrication contract for export pipelines to Mitsui & Co Norway and the pipe-laying contract to Saipem.

Image: Statoil projects vice president Torger Rød. Photo: courtesy of Øyvind Hagen.