Statoil UK awards Mariner chemicals contract to Baker Hughes

Statoil (UK) Limited has awarded the contract for production chemicals and services for the Mariner field to Baker Hughes Limited in the UK.

Baker Hughes will design and supply production chemicals and services to the Mariner field under an 8 year contract, anticipated to start in July 2015. The contract also includes an extension option of four years.

The Mariner platform is currently under construction and production is scheduled to start in 2017.

Statoil’s Mariner project

The Mariner project entails investments of more than £4.5 billion. The field is expected to produce for at least 30 years. The average production is estimated at around 55 000 bpd of oil over the plateau period. The development plan includes a production, drilling and quarters (PDQ) platform based on a steel jacket, with a floating storage unit (FSU).

Statoil is the operator of Mariner with 65.11% equity. Co-venturers are JX Nippon Exploration and Production (U.K.) Limited (28.89%) and Dyas UK Ltd. (6%).

Additional information

  • The Mariner Field is located on the East Shetland Platform of the UK North Sea, approximately 150 km east of the Shetland Isles.
  • The Mariner heavy oil field consists of two shallow reservoir sections – the deeper, Maureen Formation at 1492 m and the shallower Heimdal reservoir at 1227 m.
  • The development of the Mariner field will contribute more than 250 million barrels reserves with average plateau production of around 55 000 bpd.
  • The field will provide a long-term cash-flow over a 30-year field life. Production is expected to commence in 2017.
  • The concept chosen includes a production, drilling and quarters (PDQ) platform based on a steel jacket, with a floating storage unit (FSU).
  • Drilling will be carried out from the PDQ drilling rig, with a jack-up rig assisting for the initial years.
  • Following the final investment decision in December 2012, Statoil in 2013 established an office an Aberdeen.
  • Statoil’s new UK Continental Shelf operations centre is currently under construction on the Prime Four business park at Kingswells.

 

Adapted from press release by Cecilia Rehn

 

Published on 15/06/2015


Get your FREE Oilfield Technology magazine »

Get your FREE trial of Hydrocarbon Engineering magazine »

Get your FREE trial of World Pipelines magazine »


 
 

Related articles

Statoil's Eirik Wærness says 2-degree CO2 target is possible

Statoil’s Energy Perspectives report outlines a possible way to meet the 2-degree target, but will require a lot from many people.

Statoil and Centrica extend gas sales agreement

Statoil has made an agreement with Centrica to increase the volume of gas it supplies to Centrica under an existing supply agreement.

Launch of new subsea company at OTC

US$150 million investment to build global business focused on subsea integrity.

Statoil ASA 2015 first quarter results

Despite challenging oil and gas prices in the quarter, Statoil delivered adjusted earnings of NOK 22.9 billion and NOK 7.0 billion after tax.

Recommend magazines

  Oilfield Technology