Equinor awards Aker Solutions subsea development contract for Eirin field

June 14, 2023
Equinor ASA has issued a letter of award (LOA) to Aker Solutions ASA to supply the subsea production system and control umbilical for Eirin field development in the Norwegian North Sea. Development will use a subsea tieback to the Gina Krog platform.

Equinor ASA has issued a letter of award (LOA) to Aker Solutions ASA to supply the subsea production system and control umbilical for Eirin field development in the Norwegian North Sea. Development will use a subsea tieback to the Gina Krog platform via existing infrastructure.

Final contract award is subject to approval and final investment decision by the Eirin partners (Equinor, 78%, operator; Kuwait Petroleum Corp., 22%). Under the terms of the LOA, Aker Solutions will start preparations to meet timeframes for delivery of the equipment.

The package will comprise a subsea production system including two vertical subsea trees, a two-slot template and manifold with high-integrity pressure protection system (HIPPS), control system, a control umbilical, and associated equipment. Main deliveries will follow in 2024 and 2025 to meet a targeted 2028 start of production.

Eirin, north of Sleipner and Gina Krog fields, was discovered in 1978 and has estimated recoverable reserves of 235 bcf.