The scope covers engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) of subsea production systems, controls, pipelines and umbilicals. It will be TechnipFMC’s first integrated EPCI (iEPCI) job for the company, a service said to accelerate the time to first production. TechnipFMC said the contract is between $500 million and $1 billion.
Over the past two years, TechnipFMC had been working on the FEED phase to optimize the field layouts for the Symra, Solveig Phase 2 and Troldhaugen projects.
All three developments will be bundled into one joint program in the execution phase, known as the Utsira High Project. This will develop total recoverable resources of 124 Mboe.
Drilling will start in summer 2025, with production from Solveig and Troldhaugen scheduled for early 2026 and from Symra in first-quarter 2027.
Solveig Phase 2 and Troldhaugen will be tied back to the Edvard Grieg platform complex, while Symra’s production will head to the Ivar Aasen field center for partial processing before final processing at Edvard Grieg platform.
The latter, which Lundin Norway (recently merged with Aker BP) designed to accommodate new satellite field developments, also serves as host for the current Solveig field (Phase 1) and test production from Troldhaugen.
Aker BP coordinated development of the Ivar Aasen Field with Edvard Grieg. Ivar Aasen’s oil and gas are transported to the Grieg platform for final processing.
All producing fields on the Utsira High will operate with electrical power from shore.
Fabrication and testing for the new trio of projects will take place in Bergen, Stavanger, Kongsberg, Horten and Orkanger, with engineering performed in Lysaker and Kongsberg.