Statoil awards pipeline contract for Mikkel field in Norwegian Sea

Norway's Statoil awarded a contract for a pipeline between Mikkel field in the Norwegian Sea and a subsea template at Åsgard field.

HOUSTON, Oct. 9 -- Norway's Statoil awarded European Marine Contractors a contract for a pipeline between Mikkel field in the Norwegian Sea and a subsea template at Åsgard field.

The contract for the 18-in., 40-km line is 80 million kroner. Work will be conducted in August.

Statoil will award Mikkel field development contracts worth 300-400 million kroner this fall (OGJ Online, July 6, 2001). These include surface treatment of the Midgard pipeline, laying of a 70-km hydraulic cable from the Åsgard B platform to Mikkel, installation of equipment, and pressure testing of pipelines and cables.

FMC Kongsberg, Reinertsen Engineering, and Kværner Oil & Gas were awarded the other main contracts for the field development during the summer.

Mikkel is due on stream on Oct. 1, 2003. Production will flow via Midgard to Åsgard B for further treatment. The gas will move through the Åsgard line to the gas treatment complex at Kårstø north of Stavanger Condensate will flow through existing pipelines to the Åsgard C storage vessel for export.

Mikkel is on Block 6407/6-3. Owners are Statoil with 50%, ExxonMobil Norway AS 40%, the state's direct financial interest 30%, and Norsk Hydro AS 10%.

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