Equinor ASA has let a contract to Aker Solutions for front-end engineering and design (FEED) for the Wisting field FPSO in the Norwegian Barents Sea, about 310 km from the Norwegian mainland.
The FPSO is based on a Sevan design. The topside will have a weight of about 20,000 metric-tons, consisting of a large process module and a large utility module.
The scope of the contract is to provide front-end design and engineering for a circular FPSO solution and to progress project development towards a planned final investment decision. The contract includes an option for engineering, procurement, construction, and integration (EPCI) of the topside for the FPSO.
The FEED award follows successful completion of the study phase, and the work starts immediately with planned completion in third-quarter 2022. The FEED work will be led by Aker Solutions’ offices in Fornebu, Norway.
Equinor is operator of the field (35%) with partners OMV Norge AS (25%), Petoro AS (20%), Idemitsu Petroleum Norge AS (10%), and Lundin Energy Norway AS (10%).