Statoil awards long-term insulation, scaffolding and surface treatment contracts

October 6, 2017 13:45 CEST
Photo of scaffolding work at the Sleipner field
Scaffolding work on the Sleipner field. (Photo: Harald Pettersen)

Statoil is awarding renegotiated framework agreements to Bilfinger Industrier Norge AS and Kaefer Energy AS for ISO services (insulation, scaffolding and surface treatment). Valued at a total of more than NOK 7 billion, the contracts will run until the end of 2030.

“We aim at predictability in our interaction with the suppliers. Thanks to our close and good dialogue with Bilfinger and Kaefer we have now established long-term contracts that both ensure good technical solutions, and are commercially sustainable for the companies. This provides us with the necessary basis for long-term collaboration to drive safety and efficiency improvements, which we look forward to,” says Statoil’s chief procurement officer, Pål Eitrheim.

The framework agreements cover ISO services for the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS), with flexibility for use across all facilities on the NCS and onshore in Norway.

The agreements facilitate increased innovation and technology development within the ISO services performed at Statoil facilities. This also includes stimulating further upgrading of specialist skills and increased percentage of apprenticeship certificates.

“We look forward to continuing our partnership and improvement work with Bilfinger and Kaefer. The ISO disciplines help ensure safe and efficient operations at our facilities. This work is important in order to achieve a sustainable cost level, thus supporting long-term production on the NCS,” says senior vice president for operations technology in Development and Production Norway, Kjetil Hove.

Bilfinger and Kaefer have been responsible for the ISO services on the installations where renegotiated framework agreements have now been signed since 2010. An exception from this is Draupner, where change of supplier opens for a more flexible utilization of resources across Sleipner Multifield.

Portrait - Pål Eitrheim
Pål Eitrheim, Statoil’s chief procurement officer. (Photo: Arne Reidar Mortensen)
Portrait - Kjetil Hove
Kjetil Hove, senior vice president for operations technology in Development and Production Norway.
(Photo: Ole Jørgen Bratland)

In 2016 Statoil signed framework agreements with Beerenberg Corp AS and Prezioso Linjebygg AS for the other installations on the NCS and onshore plants, and has now covered its needs for ISO services at facilities currently on-line until 2030.

The list of plants below shows what installations the two renegotiated agreements will cover. The installations on the NCS not mentioned in the list will continue with their current ISO contracts.

Operations area

Installation

Supplier

Operations South

Snorre A/B

Bilfinger

 

Sleipner A/B/R/T

Bilfinger

 

Gudrun

Bilfinger

 

Gina Krog

Bilfinger

 

Draupner

Bilfinger

Operations West

Oseberg Feltsenter

Bilfinger

 

Veslefrikk

Bilfinger

 

Troll A/B/C

Kaefer

Operations North

Åsgard A/B

Kaefer

 

Kristin

Kaefer