Statoil Petroleum AS has awarded an eight-year contract for the design and supply of production chemicals to the offshore Norne field and the deepwater Aasta Hansteen field in the Norwegian Sea, to Baker Hughes.
Baker Hughes is a leading supplier of oilfield services, products and systems to the oil and natural gas industry, making it suitable for this contract.
Work is expected to begin in July 2015 and the contract also includes a four-year extension option.
Supply to the Norne and Aasta Hansteen field
The Norne field is on the Norne FPSO platform in the Norwegian Sea. The field was initially scheduled to be shut down in 2014, but through systemic maintenance and advancements in technology it is now expected to produce until 2030.
The Aasta Hansteen field is the first deepwater development in the Norwegian Sea. Production is anticipated to commence in 2017, and the field is expected to produce beyond 2030.
Comment from Baker Hughes
“This award demonstrates our commitment to continuous innovation of offshore and deepwater solutions,” said Ruben DeVelasco, Vice President of Upstream Chemicals for Baker Hughes. “By combining our expertise with the right technology, we believe that we can help increase production and maximise profits throughout the life of the fields.”
Adapted from press release by David Bizley