Eldfisk platform

Norway-based engineering and construction services company Kvaerner has received a NOK400m ($72m) contract from ConocoPhillips to carry out offshore hook-up and commissioning work on the Eldfisk 2/7 S topside oil platform in the North Sea.

As part of this contract Kvaerner, along with its subsidiary Kvaerner Stord, will construct the topside, which will include one combined living quarter and utility module.

The project will also include a combined process and wellhead module with a total weight of 15,500 tonnes and the fabrication of two bridges, one bridge support module and a flare.

The company will undertake offshore activities for the hook-up of the bridges in 2013 and subsequently proceed with the topside modules in the second half of 2014.

"As part of this contract Kvaerner, along with its subsidiary Kvaerner Stord, will construct the topside."

The new Eldfisk 2/7 S will be equipped with a new integrated platform with wellhead and processing facilities, 40 new wells, 154 cabins and will be connected to 2/7 E via a bridge.

It will also feature a new local equipment room, pipelines, new electricity cable and umbilical, as well as upgraded facilities and infrastructure.

Located in the Greater Ekofisk Area in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea, the Eldfisk field commenced production in 1979 and currently produces from 30 wells.

ConocoPhillips expects that Eldfisk II will increase the recovery rate from the Eldfisk field from 22% to 28.5%.

Earlier in March 2011, ConocoPhillips awarded a NOK5.5bn ($993m) contract to Kvaerner to carry out engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of the topside for the Eldfisk 2/7 S platform.


Image: The Eldfisk complex. Photo courtesy of ConocoPhillips.