Aker Solutions Helps Extend Life of Brunei Offshore Oil Fields
Aker Solutions named as management contractor for Brunei Shell Petroleum Co Sdn Bhd's (BSP) offshore construction and maintenance services.
The contract in Brunei, East Asia, is worth over NOK 2.3 billion, and is for a duration of five years with an option of two additional years. The work for BSP will commence immediately and the first offshore campaign managed by Aker Solutions (AKSO.OL) in Brunei is scheduled for 2013.
As the management contractor Aker Solutions will be responsible for managing the construction and maintenance work for BSP's offshore assets, and transferring competence to enable local businesses to gradually assume responsibility for the work.
Local business development will be a priority. Aker Solutions will work to develop local business expertise to manage and deliver offshore construction and maintenance services to BSP and thereby contributing to the safe and continuous production from the offshore assets.
This is another very important contract for Aker Solutions in South East Asia and a strategic development for our maintenance, modifications and operations business which has traditionally been North Sea based," says Tore Sjursen, head of Maintenance, Modifications and Operations (MMO) in Aker Solutions.
Aker Solutions has a strong presence in the Asia Pacific region with its regional head office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and smaller hubs in Australia, India, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam.