Hydro awards upgrade contract for Brage platform

Uchenna Izundu
International Editor

LONDON, Dec. 6 -- Norsk Hydro has awarded Norwegian petroleum services company Aker Kvaerner a 150 million kroner contract for the upgrade of Hydro's reinjection water system on the Brage oil and gas platform in the Norwegian North Sea.

The scope of the contract includes engineering, procurement, and constructional installation and should be completed by yearend 2008.

Design and procurement will begin immediately, Aker Kvaerner said, and prefabrication will start in April 2007. The offshore installation work will take place during 2007-08.

The upgrade will give Hydro zero emissions of produced water and as much as 1.2 million bbl of extra oil from Brage plaform, Hydro said.

Brage is a mature oil field that produces 20,000 b/d of oil.

Contact Uchenna Izundu at uchennai@pennwell.com.

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