AKER Solutions has won the basic development engineering for Total’s Hild oil and gas project in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea. The contract is worth some $37million.
The Norwegian contractor’s scope of work includes engineering for platform topsides, jacket, a floating storage and offloading vessel (FSO), turret and mooring, SURF (subsea umbilicals, risers, pipelines, and flowlines), and transportation and installation.
The work is scheduled for completion in summer 2012. Basic engineering work covers a greater level of detail than a normal front-end engineering and design (FEED) study.
The topside engineering will be done from Aker Solutions’ head offices in Oslo, Norway, while the turret and mooring work will be conducted in Kristiansand, Norway. Aker Solutions has previously completed a pre-project/pre-basic engineering study for the field.
The Hild field is located about 160km offshore and 42km west of the Oseberg field. It is also close to the UK-Norway median boundary. Water depth is 100-120m.
Total is the operator of licence PL043, block 30/4D, and the Hild field with a 49% interest in partnership with Petoro, holding 30%, and Statoil with the remaining 21%.