STAVANGER, Norway– Statoil has awarded Aibel the front-end engineering and design (FEED) study for modifications on the Snorre A platform as part of the Snorre expansion project in the Norwegian North Sea.
The Snorre field is to be developed further with a subsea solution to increase recovery. The production is to be hooked up to Snorre A.
Aibel will conduct a FEED study to plan the hook up and the required modifications to the platform deck. About 100 associates will work on the one-year program, which will be managed from its headquarters in Stavanger.
The contract also includes options for the actual implementation phase of the project – engineering, procurement, construction, installation, and commissioning – as well as for further study work and the implementation of this. If all options are exercised, the project will have a duration of five years and involve up to 270 associates.
In addition, Aibel said that an eventual implementation phase will also provide work for its yard in Haugesund, including construction of a 600-ton riser hang-off module.