Aquaterra granted Equinor construction contract

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Aberdeen-based Offshore engineering firm Aquaterra Energy has won an early well construction contract with Equinor for the Johan Sverdrup field.

Aquaterra Energy said that Equinor requires a “comprehensive solution” for effective pre-drilling operations and a subsequent platform tieback to “minimise time to first oil”.

The firm will engineer and supply nine complete strings of centralisers, associated equipment and tieback engineering expertise.

Christian Berven, Norway business development director at Aquaterra Energy, said: “Johan Sverdrup could be one of the biggest industrial projects Norway will see in the next 50 years. We’re proud to play a role in developing this prestigious field, which is testament to our team’s engineering expertise both locally here in Norway and the UK.

“Our intelligent approach will reduce the time to first oil while maintaining high quality operations, leading to significant savings.”

Aquaterra Energy will manage the work from its headquarters in Norwich and its recently-opened Stavanger office.

The company is set to deliver the work in Q3 2018, with the first phase of production scheduled for late 2019.