Statoil awards long-term subsea contracts on the Norwegian continental shelf

December 14, 2017 07:22 CET | Last modified December 14, 2017 14:02 CET
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Statoil has awarded new subsea maintenance framework agreements to Aker Solutions, TechnipFMC og OneSubsea. The contracts have a total estimated value of more than NOK 8 billion and a duration extending to 2023. In addition, the contracts include options for a total of 20 years. The estimated total value will be approximately NOK 40 billion, should all the options with the assumed scope of work be exercised.

“We have entered into long-term agreements lasting for 25 years with all options included. This provides increased predictability and stable framework conditions both for the suppliers and us. The negotiations have been constructive and we have agreed on agreements with simplified requirements. We have established a good starting point for safe and efficient subsea well activities on the Norwegian continental shelf going forward,” says Pål Eitrheim, Statoil’s chief procurement officer.

The new agreements apply to Statoil-operated subsea wells on the Norwegian continental shelf with equipment from the aforementioned suppliers and include maintenance of equipment belonging to more than 500 wells. The figures include planned wells in the field developments of Johan Castberg and Snorre Expansion Project.

“Production from subsea wells constitutes a significant part of Statoil’s total volumes from the Norwegian continental shelf. The new framework agreements are therefore important to achieve a sustainable cost level and long-term production. The agreements provide us with a good foundation for continuing the close cooperation related to further streamlining, digitalisation and technology development within the subsea market,” says Kjetil Hove, senior vice president for operations technology.

Portrait - Pål Eitrheim
Pål Eitrheim, Statoil’s chief procurement officer.
Portrait - Kjetil Hove
Kjetil Hove, senior vice president for operations technology.

The contracts apply to subsea maintenance and additional equipment for the Norwegian continental shelf, with work both offshore and onshore. The agreements are effective from 1 March 2018 with a fixed duration of five years and include five four-year options.   

Most of the maintenance work will be carried out at the Ågotnes Base outside Bergen, in addition to the Polar Base in Hammerfest.  

The press is invited to Statoil Sandsli (Sandslivegen 90) at 12.00 for a press conference with Statoil and the suppliers. Meet at the main entrance of Statoil Sandsli. 

Submit questions and sign-up for the press conference with Eskil Eriksen: e-mail eseri@statoil.com tel. +47 95882534.

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Caption for the downloadable photo: Frank W. Arnesen (left) (Statoil), Tom Karsten Gustavsen (Statoil), Silje Skarstein (Aker Solutions), Erik Vik (TechnipFMC) og Jon Arve Sværen (OneSubsea). (Photo: Christian Djupvik Brandt-Hansen / Statoil ASA)