SANDNES, Norway — Vår Energi has formed a strategic partnership covering delivery of subsea equipment for all its operated projects in Norway with Aker Solutions, Havfram and Saipem.
CEO Torger Rød said the new model should lead to reduced costs and improved efficiency and predictability in delivery. The contracts run for five years with options for two-year extensions, up to nine years in total.
Vår describes the arrangement as built on a “one-for-all and all-for-one principle and contrasts with the conventional model of separate contracts with split scope and responsibilities."
“Strategic partnering and early involvement of the suppliers secure more efficient planning and implementation of projects," said Annethe Gjerde, vice president of contracts and procurement. “A strong partnership will provide added value for all parties, which we also see as part of the standardized supply chain behavior guideline developed by a joint industry effort facilitated by the Norwegian Oil and Gas Association.”
The company presently produces close to 250,000 boe/d from its shares of 36 fields and is targeting 350,000 boe/d by 2025.
Aker Solutions’ scope covers the full range of equipment and services for subsea production systems and FEED/design work for the upcoming field developments.