OSLO -- StatoilHydro has awarded Aker Solutions a $9.8 million contract to modify topsides for tie-in of the M-template to the Norne FPSO.
A new subsea template will be installed in the south sector of the Norne reservoir to increase production, according to the company. The template will be connected both to the existing subsea infrastructure and to theNorne platform through a dedicated flowline and production riser.
Design and procurement work will start immediately, Aker says. Fabrication work is planned to start January 2009. Offshore installation will start early 2009 with project completion and start-up in November 2009. All project activities will be executed by the Aker Solutions regional office in Trondheim, Norway.