Aker BP has awarded FEED contracts worth nearly NOK 700 million to alliance partners related to field development of NOA Fulla in the southern part of the NOAKA area in the Norwegian North Sea.
The awarded work is required to finalize the technical definition of the proposed development prior to Aker BP and its partners making the final investment decision (FID) late 2022. The FEED study will begin immediately.
“These are the first major contracts to be awarded in the field development. Now we are getting started on further developing the concept of platforms, production systems, and flowlines on the seabed,” said Lars Høier, senior vice-president, NOAKA, Aker BP, in a release Sept. 15.
The NOAKA area includes NOA, Fulla and Krafla. Aker BP is operator for NOA Fulla in the south. Equinor is operator for Krafla to the north.
The development concept for NOA Fulla consists of a process, drilling, and living quarters platform (PdQ) on NOA, a normally unmanned wellhead platform (NUI) on Frøy, and three subsea templates for development of Fulla, Langfjellet, and Rind. The entire area will receive power from shore, which will minimize greenhouse gas emissions.
The largest FEED contract relates to the PdQ platform, which will process the oil from the fields and export it via the Oseberg Transport System (OTS), while the gas will be exported via Statpipe. Oil and produced water from Equinor’s northern development will also be processed on the PdQ.
The alliance expects to submit a plan for development and operation (PDO) to Norwegian authorities by end 2022.
FEED contracts are as follows: Aker Solutions, topsides and jacket for NOA PdQ and Frøy NUI, seabed production system, and project management of power from shore; Siemens Energy, electrical, instrument, control systems and telecom; and Subsea 7, umbilicals, risers, and flowlines.
Additional alliances will be involved at a later phase of the field development.