StatoilHydro lets contract for Gullfaks A drilling facility upgrade

StatoilHydro has awarded Aker Solutions a 50 million kroner front-end engineering design (FEED) study for upgrading the Gullfaks A drilling facilities.

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Sept. 30
-- StatoilHydro has awarded Aker Solutions a 50 million kroner front-end engineering design (FEED) study for upgrading the Gullfaks A drilling facilities.

The scope of the work for the study includes new equipment to increase drilling capacity and modification of existing installations offshore. The study will consider the possibility to upgrade the drilling capacity to reach 10 km, including heavy lifting to install a new derrick. The FEED also will include improvement of environment, health, and safety upgrading for the equipment.

Work under the contract starts immediately and the FEED will be completed in April 2010.

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