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Norwegian firm Aker BP has awarded a ‘large’ contract to TechnipFMC to support the development of three fields at the Utsira High region in the North Sea.

Under the contract, TecnipFMC will tie back three fields, Symra, Solveig Phase 2, and Troldhaugen, to the existing Edvard Grieg and Ivar Aasen production platforms.

Solveig Phase 2 and Troldhaugen will be tied back to the Edvard Grieg platform. The Symra field will be tied back to the Ivar Aasen platform for a partial processing prior to the final processing at the Edvard Grieg platform.

TecnipFMC will be responsible for the engineering, procurement, construction, and installation (EPCI) of subsea production systems, controls, pipelines, and umbilicals.

Aker BP Edvard Grieg and Ivar Aasen projects execution vice-president Stine Kongshaug McIntosh said: “The team from TecnipFMC has, for the past two years, been conducting the FEED phase for the Symra, Solveig phase 2 and Troldhaugen projects.”

During the execution phase, the Symra, Solveig phase 2, and Troldhaugen developments are planned to be combined into a single, joint project, dubbed the Utsira High project.

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Aker BP expects the Utsira High project to develop 124 million barrels of oil equivalent of recoverable resources.

TechnipFMC terms a contract ‘large’ if the value of the contract is between $500m and $1bn.

TechnipFMC subsea president Jonathan Landes said: “Aker BP is joining the growing list of clients who are choosing the benefits of our integrated model, which include an acceleration in time to first production.

“Our familiarity with the Utsira High area and the success of our installed base there were key components in receiving this direct award. We have valued our dialogue with Aker BP during this process and we are excited about collaborating with them on Utsira High.”

The Solveig and Troldhaugen fields are planned to start production in the first quarter of 2026 while the Symra field will be commissioned in the first quarter of 2027.