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Equinor Awards Hywind Tampen Contracts

of five major contracts is a key milestone in realizing the Hywind Tampen pioneer project. Won in international competition, the contracts prove that the oil and gas industry is also competitive for renewables projects. The awarded contracts will generate considerable spin-offs in Norway,” said Anders Opedal, Equinor’s executive vice president for Technology, projects & drilling.The substructures will be designed and constructed by Kværner, allowing the company to utilize its expertise in concrete structures on the Norwegian continental shelf for this contract.The substructures will

Roberto Di Silvestro (left), head of Sonsub at Saipem, Giovanni Chiesa, head of subsea engineering and underwater technologies at Saipem, Sophie Hildebrand, chief technology officer Equinor, Hans Henrik Nygaard, procurement Equinor, and Gry Lindboe, manager procurement Equinor. (Photo: Arne Reidar Mortensen)

Equinor to Deploy Subsea Resident Vehicles

gas industry. It is the first contract signed for the use of advanced wireless drone services. We are pleased to secure a contract that will bring subsea technology a big step forward. Equinor aims to help shape the development of this type of technology, which this contract underscores,” said Anders Opedal, executive vice president, Technology, Projects & Drilling.Under the 10-year contract, which includes five two-year options for additional extension, Saipem will provide ROV and UID services to support drilling activities, as well as the entire plan of inspections and interventions on the

Johan Sverdrup Phase 2 (Image: Equinor)

Johan Sverdrup Phase 2 Plan Approved

in Norway’s parliament at the end of April, and today the partnership received the formal approval by the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy (MPE).“This is a big day for Equinor and the other Johan Sverdrup partners comprising Lundin Norway, Petoro, Aker BP and Total,” said Anders Opedal, executive vice president for Technology, Projects and Drilling in Equinor. “This truly marks the beginning of the second development phase.”Trond Bokn, senior vice president for the Johan Sverdrup development in Equinor, received the formal approval of the plan for development and

Tim Dodson, executive vice president for Exploration in Statoil. Photo courtesy Statoil

Statoil Bags Four Blocks Offshore Brazil

from core areas such as Brazil,” says Dodson.    “These are world-class assets in a country where Statoil has been present since 2001, with an experienced local organisation and deep understanding of local regulation”, says Statoil’s country manager in Brazil, Anders Opedal. “I am happy to reinforce our partnership with solid and experienced companies such as Petrobras and ExxonMobil, which are also our partners in other concessions in Brazil, and to form a new partnership with BP”, adds Opedal.     The blocks are situated in the southern

Here Statoil CEO Helge Lund concludes a dialogue session with GE Oil and Gas head Lorenzo Simonelli regarding some of the challenges and opportunities that operators and suppliers share. (Photo: Harald Pettersen - Statoil)

Statoil Invites Suppliers to Closer Cooperation

situation in the oil and gas industry makes it necessary to adopt new measures.   “We want to improve together with our suppliers”   “If we are to continue succeeding as a company, we need to succeed together with our suppliers,” said head of procurement Anders Opedal. He added weight to the important role played by Statoil’s suppliers, in that they contribute from 40% to 95% of the company’s expertise and resources. Opedal presented specific areas in which he would like to see closer cooperation with suppliers in future.   &ldquo

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