STAVANGER, Norway – Statoil has awarded Aker Solutions a topsides front-end engineering design study for the Mariner heavy oil field development in the UK northern North Sea. The contract value is about $22 million.
The study should be completed next summer, after which a final investment decision may be taken.
Mariner is one of the largest-scale development projects outstanding in the UK sector.
Aker Solutions will perform engineering and design in Oslo, in cooperation with drilling technologies engineers in Kristiansand, Norway.
The company also plans to recruit experienced engineers to its London office, to offer future support for the Mariner project.