Aker wins Statoil contracts to study development of Barents Sea, North Sea discoveries

Posted on 07 June 2012

Statoil has awarded Aker Solutions early-phase studies for their recent major discoveries on the Norwegian Continental Shelf – the Skrugard and Havis fields in the Barents Sea and the Johan Sverdrup discovery in the North Sea. Johan Sverdrup, formerly named Aldous/Avaldsnes, is the largest of several new discoveries in mature areas of the North Sea.

Aker will perform a concept study for the Skrugard and Havis fields as one of several vendors. The two fields, which are located only 7 km apart, will be developed as a joint solution. The work on the Johan Sverdrup field development is a feasibility and screening study.

“These projects have been amongst our main target projects for 2012, so we are extremely pleased that we have won the contracts,” said Henning Østvig, senior vice president of front end & technology for Aker Solutions. “The development in the Barents Sea really hits the core of our competence, with floating installations in a harsh and arctic environment. And of course we are enthusiastic to be part of the development of one of the largest oilfield discoveries on the Norwegian Continental Shelf ever,” Mr Østvig said.

The concept study for the Skrugard and Havis development will be executed by Aker Solutions in Oslo, with participation from its new engineering office in Tromsø.

As part of the concept study for the Skrugard and Havis fields, Aker will perform a screening of potential scope to be performed by local suppliers in the northern regions for the developments ahead. The company believes this could expand the ripple effects of increased oil and gas activities in the northern regions of Norway.

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