Statoil secures offshore Norway wireline tractor needs

Statoil and partners have awarded Welltec and Aker Well Service new wireline tractor contracts for fields on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS).

Offshore staff

STAVANGER, Norway -- Statoil and partners have awarded Welltec and Aker Well Service new wireline tractor contracts for fields on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS). Both run for four years, from next Feb. 1 through Jan. 31, 2017.

Wireline tractor services are used to transport well intervention equipment - logging tools, perforating guns and plugs – up to several kilometers in horizontal wells; and to perform remedial work on wells.

Welltec's $94-million contract covers 40% of the scope and includes Statoil installations operated from Bergen: Gullfaks, Huldra, Kvitebjørn, Visund, Veslefrikk, Valemon, Oseberg, Brage, Troll, Grane, Heimdal, Gullfaks SAT, Oseberg SAT, Vega, Tune, Fram, Vestflanken (Troll), Vale, Vilje, and Bygve/Skirne.

Aker Well Service's $69.7-million contract covers 30% of the scope and takes in installations operated from Stavanger, Stjørdal and Harstad, Statfjord, Volve, Sleipner, Snorre, Gudrun, Dagny (including Ermintrude), Morvin, Åsgard, Trestakk, Kristin, Heidrun/SAT, Norne/SAT, Njord, Tyrihans, Mikkel, Yttergryta, Alve, Urd, Aasta Hansteen, Snøhvit, and Hyme.

The remaining 30% - mobile drilling, completion and intervention units operated from the Stavanger office - will be an optional scope under which all pre-qualified suppliers will be chosen on a job-by-job basis.

10/11/2012

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