FORNEBU, Norway – ConocoPhillips Skandinavia has contracted Aker Solutions to perform topsides modifications at the Ekofisk complex to accommodate the Tommeliten Alpha subsea tieback in the southern Norwegian North Sea.
It follows a final investment decision on the project by the license partners and the completion of the FEED work, awarded in October 2020.
Aker Solutions’ scope includes engineering, procurement, construction, and installation work for the modifications on certain Ekofisk installations, with work managed from the company’s offices in Fornebu and Stavanger, and construction at its yard in Egersund.
All work should be completed in summer 2023.
Previously ConocoPhillips awarded the company contracts for the project’s subsea production system, umbilicals and direct electrical heating (DEH) systems for Tommeliten Alpha. So, Aker Solutions has now scooped awards with a combined value of more than NOK2.7 billion ($312 million) for the development.
Tommeliten Alpha is 25 km (16 mi) southwest of the Ekofisk field in 75 m (246 ft) water depth. The reservoir, which contains a gas condensate fluid, is at a depth of around 3,000 m (9,842 ft).
The development remains subject to final regulatory approval by Norwegian and UK authorities.