Norwegian North Sea News

Phase 2 will add a fifth platform to the ‘The North Sea Giant’, Johan Sverdrup. Credit: Equinor

Kongsberg Wins Johan Sverdrup Phase 2 Contract

Equinor Energy AS has contracted Kongsberg Maritime to deliver the Safety and Automation Systems (SAS) for the recently announced phase 2 of the Johan Sverdrup development in the Norwegian North Sea.The phase 2 agreement includes delivery of SAS and digital technology for a new processing platform, which is due to start production in 2022. Kongsberg Maritime will also extend and modify already delivered systems for the field center, in addition to providing three Subsea Production System tie-backs and technology solutions for shore power at Haugsneset, near Haugesund.The core scope of supply for Johan

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Skarfjell becomes tie-back to Gjøa

DEA and its partners in PL418 have selected a subsea tie-back to the Gjøa platform as the concept for development of the Skarfjell discovery in the Norwegian North Sea. This alternative is an enabler for developing the Gjøa platform as a stronger hub in the area and maximising recovery for Gjøa, Skarfjell and the area in general. Skarfjell is situated in the northeastern North Sea, approximately 20 kilometers southwest of the Gjøa platform. DEA is partner in Gjoa, with a share of 8%. Based on the proposed plan, hydrocarbons from the Skarfjell reservoir will be transport

Aker Subcontracts RDS for Statoil FEED Work

RDS, a rig design and engineering subsidiary of international drilling contractor KCA Deutag, has been awarded a $10 million contract to carry out front-end engineering design (FEED) work on Statoil’s Johan Sverdrup development in the Norwegian North Sea. The FEED work will be undertaken by the RDS team in London through a subcontract with Aker Solutions for full front end engineering of the drilling facilities throughout the platform. Whilst RDS has worked with most of the major topsides contractors in London and Houston, this will be its first contract with Aker Solutions. Simon Drew

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Play Fairway Mapping is Key in the North Sea

and frontier basins.   Ternan, a wholly owned subsidiary of LR Senergy, has had a long history of publishing play fairway reports, the first of which was released in 2003. This report covered the U.K. Central North Sea and was closely followed by reports on the UK Northern North Sea, the Norwegian North Sea, the U.K. Atlantic Margin and the Irish Atlantic Margin, on behalf of the Irish government.    The 2015 Ternan report builds on the three previous North Sea studies to provide an integrated suite of play maps, incorporating recently released wells and new geological interpretations

Subsea 7 Bags Norwegian North Sea Contract

contract worth approximately $300 million from Wintershall Norge AS for the Maria field development.   The contract consists of engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) of 95 kilometers of rigid flowlines and associated structures to develop the Maria field located in the Norwegian Sea at a water depth of approximately 300 meters.   Project management and engineering work will commence immediately at Subsea 7’s offices in Stavanger, Norway, while offshore operations are scheduled to commence in 2016 and are expected to be completed in 2017.   Offshore

A Proserv technician working on the firm’s suite of decommissioning tooling. (Photo: Proserv)

Proserv Norway Secures Decommissioning Work

Energy services company Proserv has recently been awarded three contracts worth a combined value of more than $2.5 million (approx. 21.5 million Norwegian Krone) for decommissioning work in the Norwegian North Sea. The firm’s Stavanger facility will provide cutting services as part of a full severance package covering subsea and topside work. Compared to more traditional approaches, the cutting technology solutions deployed by Proserv can save hours in well severance and plugging, which can lead to significant savings in day rates over a campaign. These awards build upon decommissioning

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Pulse Wins Platform Monitoring Contract in Norway

with Total E&P Norge AS to provide a real time integrity monitoring system, to measure platform displacement during drilling operations.  The two-year contract, with a two-year extension option, will support Total’s development drilling activities on the Martin Linge field in the Norwegian North Sea. Drilling will be conducted with the ultra-harsh-environment jackup rig, the Maersk Intrepid. The Pulse system consists of INTEGRIpod motion data loggers on the jackup cantilever and the jacket to measure the relative motion of the structures. All the sensors will be hardwired to a Pulse

North Sea Link Trenching Contract Awarded

suppliers Prysmian and Nexans to deliver the cable needed for the 740 kilometer route length. The converter stations in both U.K. and Norway will be delivered by power technology specialist ABB.    Prysmian will supply and install 950 km of submarine and land cables for the UK and Norwegian North Sea sections of the route. The cables will be produced at their Arco Felice factory in Naples and they will using their own cable laying vessel Giulio Verne.    Nexans will supply the fjord, tunnel and lake sections, as well as the onshore connection in Norway. It will design and manufactur

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Transocean Fleet Update

report is approximately $35 million. The report includes the following: Dhirubhai Deepwater KG2 - Awarded a contract extension for approximately three months offshore India at a dayrate of $295,000 ($25 million estimated backlog). Transocean Barents - Awarded a one-well extension in the Norwegian North Sea at a dayrate of $300,000 ($10 million estimated backlog). The Sedco Express, GSF Rig 135, Actinia, Transocean Searcher and Transocean Prospect are idle. The report can be accessed on the company's website at www.deepwater.com

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MacArtney Sells FPSO Slip Rings to OneSubsea

on the Norwegian Continental Shelf due west of Bergen. Here, they will add to several innovative solutions and technologies designed to reduce CO₂ emissions and environmental impacts of the Martin Linge field, which, in turn, aims to open a new era of sustainable oil and gas production in the Norwegian North Sea. Due for delivery in the second quarter of April, 2015, the MacArtney scope of supply encompasses one low voltage electrical optical slip ring, one medium voltage electrical slip ring, one pedestal (mounted between the slip rings for improved cable access), one batch of turret side cable

Maersk Interceptor

Maersk Interceptor Named in Norway

is the second in a series of four ultra harsh environment jack-up rigs to enter Maersk Drilling’s fleet. The four jack-up rigs represent a total investment of USD 2.6bn. Maersk Interceptor will commence a five year firm contract with Det norske for drilling the Ivar Aasen field in the Norwegian North Sea in December 2014. The contract includes two one-year options. The estimated contract value for the firm contract is USD 700 million. “With the naming of the Maersk Interceptor, we are taking the next step in Maersk Drilling’s Norwegian history. Maersk Drilling entered Norway

Part of the gas export solution from the Johan Sverdrup field, the assignment will take about two years to complete. Work starts immediately.

IKM Bags Statoil EPC Contract

An engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the Johan Sverdrup gooseneck spool and retrofit hot-tap tee has been awarded to IKM Ocean Design by Statoil on behalf of operator Gassco. Johan Sverdrup lies in the Norwegian North Sea, about 40 kilometres south of Grane, 65 kilometres north of Sleipner and 140 kilometres west of Stavanger. Its gas will be exported to Kårstø via a new 18-inch pipeline, tied into the Statpipe rich-gas leg from Statfjord with the aid of hot tapping and connection to a 30-inch retrofit tee. Installation will be diverless, using hot

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Hot-tap Contract on Johan Sverdrup

gooseneck spool and retrofit hot-tap tee has been awarded to IKM Ocean Design by Statoil on behalf of operator Gassco. Part of the gas export solution from the Johan Sverdrup field, the assignment will take about two years to complete. Work starts immediately. Johan Sverdrup lies in the Norwegian North Sea, about 40 km south of Grane, 65 km north of Sleipner and 140 kmn west of Stavanger. Its gas will be exported to Kårstø via a new 18-in. pipeline, tied into the Statpipe rich-gas leg from Statfjord with the aid of hot tapping and connection to a 30-inch retrofit tee. Installation

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First Oil from Eldfisk II

  ConocoPhillips achieved its first oil production from the Eldfisk II project in the Norwegian North Sea. "Eldfisk II joins Ekofisk South as the second major project startup in Norway since late 2013," said Matt Fox, executive vice president, Exploration and Production.  "These projects will increase ultimate resource recovery and extend the field life of this premier legacy asset for years to come." Eldfisk II, along with Ekofisk South and other projects offshore Norway, will add approximately 60,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day to the company's production

North Sea semi-submersible drilling rig built by CIMC Raffles for North Sea Rigs AS

CIMC Makes Progress on Arctic Rig

same time of Drilling works going on, and adopts Horizontal automatic Hydraracker design, promoting the drilling efficiency 15%.   Based on GM4-D design, CIMC Raffles completes the basic design together with Global Maritime, having 80% Intellectual Property Rights. Focused on situations of Norwegian North Sea and Balents Sea, North Dragon can resist raging tempest in North Sea. Concurrently, based on experience of four delivered GM series North Sea semi-submersible drilling rigs of CIMC Raffles and operating performance of three semi-submersible units continuously working in Norwegian North Sea

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Proserv Secures $5.5 Mln Repsol Contract

Energy services company Proserv has secured a contract worth over $5.5 million (45 million Norwegian Kroner) with Repsol to upgrade and build new subsea production control equipment for the Yme field redevelopment in the Norwegian North Sea. The award scope initially covers the refurbishment and upgrade of the existing subsea control system.  Using Proserv’s unique technology and expertise, the life of the existing equipment will be extended significantly beyond its original design life, with no compromise on functionality.  The entire subsea control system will be upgraded

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Subsea 7 Awarded Norwegian North Sea Contract

Subsea 7 S.A. today announced the award of a sizeable(1) contract by Centrica for the Oda field in the Norwegian North Sea. The Oda oil field (previously called Butch) was discovered in 2011 in the southern part of the Norwegian North Sea, approximately 14 kilometres east of the Ula field. The contract scope comprises Subsea 7's expertise and capabilities in engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning (EPCIC) of subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines (SURF) including the production pipeline, water injection line, umbilical and related subsea services. Project managemen

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