Statoil awards contracts for Mikkel field

Statoil AS and its partners in Mikkel gas and condensate field, which straddles Blocks 6407/6 and 6407/7 in the Norwegian Sea, have awarded three contracts for the commissioning of the field. Since gas purchase contracts were signed before the authorities approved the plan of development, appropriate cancellation clauses have been included, reports project manager Jan Vesterkjær.


By the OGJ Online Staff

HOUSTON, June 7 -- Statoil AS and its partners in Mikkel gas and condensate field, which straddles Blocks 6407/6 and 6407/7 in the Norwegian Sea, have awarded three contracts for the commissioning of the field.

FMC Kongsberg Subsea, an affiliate of FMC Corp., will design and manufacture subsea production systems, such as subsea templates and wellheads. The contract is worth a little less than 400 million Norwegian kroner ($42.4 million).

Reinertsen Engineering, part of the Reinertsen Group, will design subsea systems, such as pipelines and control cables. The contract is worth 6 million kroner.

Kværner AS unit Kværner Oil & Gas will design modifications for the Åsgard B platform, to which the well flow from Mikkel will be sent. The contract is worth 30 million kroner. That contract also contains options for 50 million kroner of additional work.

The field is planned to come on stream in 2003 (OGJ Online, Feb. 26, 2001).

Since gas purchase contracts were signed before the authorities approved the plan of development, appropriate cancellation clauses have been included, reports project manager Jan Vesterkjær.

Mikkel partners are ExxonMobil Corp. with 33.48%, the state's direct financial interest, 33.26%, Statoil 23.26%, and Norsk Hydro AS 10%.

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