Jon Arnt Jacobsen News

05 Jan 2016

Statoil's NCS Installation Contracts for Beerenberg, Prezioso Linjebygg

The Statfjord field in the North Sea. (Photo Harald Pettersen)

Statoil has awarded two new, long-term contracts with estimated value of NOK 11 billion for insulation, scaffolding and surface treatment services to Beerenberg Corp AS and Prezioso Linjebygg AS. They will provide services to 20 of the company’s 29 installations on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS) when the contracts take effect. Carried out on all installations on the NCS, as well as all onshore plants in Norway, these services have ripple effects in many parts of the country.

07 Jan 2015

Statoil Awards Contracts in Norway

Mongstad is one of seven bases included in the service contracts awarded today, 7 January 2015.

Statoil has today, 7 January, awarded the service contracts for seven bases for the company in Norway. These contracts have been awarded to NorSea Group AS, Saga Fjordbase AS and Asco Norge AS. The contracts awarded include terminal and warehouse services as well as storage and pipeline handling. “These contracts, which will involve a long-term cooperation with the chosen suppliers, will result in great savings for Statoil’s logistical operations. Logistics represent some 10%…

22 Feb 2013

Polarled Extreme Depth Pipeline Contract

Pipe-lay Map: Image credit Statoil

The Polarled-pipeline will export gas from Statoil's Aasta Hansteen field in the Norwegian Sea to the Nyhamna gas plant. Statoil has awarded Marubeni Itochu/JFE the fabrication contract for linepipe to the Polarled project, while Wasco has been awarded the coating contract, and Allseas the pipe-laying contract. The coating contract includes the establishment of a new production base in Mo i Rana, Northern Norway. "The Norwegian Sea is an exciting area on the Norwegian continental shelf. Polarled underpins this.

23 May 2012

Statoil Charters Three LWI Vessels

'Island Frontier': Photo credit: Statoil

Statoil has awarded contracts for new light well intervention (LWI) vessels. These “category A” units will contribute to increased recovery from Statoil’s approximately 500 operated subsea wells on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS). These purpose-built vessels are used for performing light well interventions, well operations and well maintenance without a riser-based system. Statoil can reduce well intervention costs by about 60% by utilising a LWI vessel instead of a conventional rig. The contracts are worth a total of NOK 9.4 billion.

02 Mar 2012

New Rig Concept to Improve Recovery

Statoil is preparing an invitation to tender for a new type of drilling rig for mature fields on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS). The new rigs, known as category J, will be jack-ups designed by the industry on behalf of Statoil. Statoil will propose for licence groups to take on ownership of these rigs. In order to realise the full potential of the NCS, increasing drilling activity on mature fields is important. Lower rig rates, greater drilling efficiency and access to rigs are key factors to meet this challenge. The new rig concept is designed to meet these requirements.

27 Dec 2011

Statoil Mulls FPU for Skrugard Discovery

The Polar Pioneer drilling rig at Skrugard in the Barents Sea. (Photo: Harald Pettersen/http://www.statoil.com)

Statoil and its partners are considering developing the Skrugard discovery in the Barents Sea by means of a floating production unit with the additional capacity to process and transport from other prospects in the area. A feasibility study has identified a technical and commercial solution for the Skrugard field in the Barents Sea. The solution involving a floating production unit will result in the rapid and cost-efficient development of the discovery. The production unit will have separate oil storage and offshore loading capability with a production capacity of 95…

24 Oct 2011

Statoil Awards ABB Contract

Statoil and its partners in the Troll licence on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS) decided in September to invest NOK 11 billion in two new compressors on Troll A. The two new compressors will enable Statoil to produce gas even faster and accelerate production at the Troll field by allowing for production with reduced wellhead pressure. The compressors will enable the production of gas from the field all the way until 2063. "The new pre-compressors on Troll A will be powered by electricity supplied from Kollsnes.

09 Sep 2011

Statoil: Securing More Rig Capacity

Jon Arnt Jacobsen, Statoil’s chief procurement officer. (Photo courtesy Statoil)

Statoil has signed a contract with North Atlantic Norway to hire the West Hercules rig which can be used for exploration and production drilling internationally and on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS). Statoil has signed an agreement with North Atlantic Norway Ltd (Norwegian Branch), a company in the Seadrill group, for hire of the West Hercules rig for use on exploration prospects and production licences. The semi-submersible rig will be deployed to start drilling from Q3 2012.

05 Jul 2011

Songa Providing Statoil with New Rig Type

Image courtesy Statoil

Statoil has awarded the contract for construction of two new drilling rigs for use on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS) to Songa Offshore. The contract for the two category D rigs is worth an aggregate USD 2,47 billion for a fixed eight-year charter period. "Stepping up our industrialisation of the NCS we are very pleased to announce that Songa will help realise our industrial approach and we wish to give them recognition for their long-term perspective on this partnership", said Jon Arnt Jacobsen, Statoil's chief procurement officer.

18 May 2011

Contract Awarded for Construction of Valemon Deck

Illustration: The Valemon platform

Statoil is to choose Samsung Heavy Industries for construction of the topsides for the Valemon platform. The contract is worth an estimated NOK 2.3 billion. The award has taken place in wide-ranging international competition among pre-qualified suppliers. “We’ve awarded the assignment to build the Valemon topsides to Samsung Heavy Industries,” says Jon Arnt Jacobsen, chief procurement officer in Statoil. “We have good experience with this supplier which also has a good track record in HSE.

27 Apr 2011

New Light Well Intervention Vessel

Light well intervention (LWI) vessel Island Constructor. (Photo: Island Offshore)

Statoil has awarded Island Offshore a framework agreement for a new light well intervention (LWI) vessel on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS). The third of its type in Statoil’s portfolio the vessel will help reduce the costs of well interventions and enhanced oil recovery. Statoil has awarded Island Offshore a framework agreement for light well intervention (LWI) services from their vessel Island Constructor. The duration of the framework agreement is three years, with an option to extend for another year.

17 Mar 2011

New Rig For Statoil’s Fast-Track Portfolio

Statoil has awarded Songa Offshore a contract for hire of the semi-submersible rig Songa Delta, for use in the fast-track portfolio on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS). The contract value is approximately USD 400 million. The rig will carry out production drilling for Statoil’s fast-track portfolio on the NCS. It will be used for drilling and completing wells, and will quickly be able to contribute to the production of the fields. “We will be able to realise small finds that normally would not be profitable through fast-track developments and standardised solutions…

21 Feb 2011

Statoil Tender for New Rig Design

Statoil is sending out an invitation to tender for a new type of drilling rig. It is specially-designed by the industry on behalf of Statoil for use on mature fields on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS). The purpose is to make drilling and completion of production wells less expensive, more effective and safer, and thereby boost oil recovery. Discoveries on the NCS are getting smaller and it is becoming more important to increase drilling activity in mature fields to attain the full potential of the NCS. To meet this challenge, lower rig rates, greater drilling efficiency and access to rigs are key factors. “The rigs delivered to the NCS in recent years were first and foremost constructed for operations in deep water,” says Jon Arnt Jacobsen, chief procurement officer in Statoil.

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