BP Norge has awarded Aker Solutions an engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) contract for a tieback from Oselvar to the Ula platform in the North Sea. Aker Solutions estimates the contract value to be approximately NOK 450 million.
Scope of work
Scope of work includes engineering, procurement, fabrication of module and other minor components, installation offshore and commissioning assistance. The execution phase is based on a front end engineering design (FEED) study performed by Aker Solutions.
The object of the tieback operation is to transport oil and gas 24 km from the DONG operated Oselvar field to BP’s Ula platform for processing. The oil will be processed at the platform. The gas will either be re-injected or exported via pipeline to Gyda and Ekofisk facilities. The Ula platform is located in the southwest area of the North Sea, at approximately 70 m water depth. The Ula field has recently been upgraded with water and gas injection equipment, which allows it to take on production from several other fields in the area.
The EPCI contract is a call off from the modifications and maintenance support contract with BP Norge AS. Work under the contract starts immediately and the project will be completed in November 2011. The project will be managed out of Aker Solutions' location in Stavanger. Fabrication and prefabrication will be executed by Aker Solutions’ yard in Egersund.