Aker awarded Oselvar to Ula tieback

BP Norge has awarded Aker Solutions an engineering, procurement, construction, and installation (EPCI) contract for a tieback from the Oselvar field to the Ula platform.

Offshore staff

OSLO, Norway -- BP Norge has awarded Aker Solutions an engineering, procurement, construction, and installation (EPCI) contract for a tieback from the Oselvar field to the Ula platform.

Scope of work includes engineering, procurement, and fabrication of the module and other minor components, offshore installation, and commissioning assistance. The execution phase is based on a front-end engineering design study performed by Aker Solutions.

The tieback will transport oil and gas 24 km (15 mi) from the DONG-operated field to BP’s Ula platform for processing. The gas will be re-injected or exported via pipeline to Gyda and Ekofisk facilities, the company says. The Ula field was upgraded recently with water and gas injection equipment, allowing it to take on production from area fields.

The EPCI contract is a call-off from a modifications and maintenance support contract with BP Norge AS. Work under the contract starts immediately and the project is scheduled for completion in November 2011.

Aker Solutions’ Stavanger office will manage the project. The company’s Egersund facility will perform fabrication and pre-fabrication.

12/22/2009

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