Two British energy services suppliers have been awarded contracts for Statoil’s Mariner field, off the coast of Shetland.
Aker Solutions has signed a five-year mainetance and modification services deal, starting in August this year.
The firm will deliver the maintenance planning system in the pre-operations phase, and maintenance and modification services during the hook-up and commissioning phase, followed by the operations phase from 2017 onward, when the field is set to go online.
While Stork Technical Services scooped the offshore services contract starting in January, also for five years.
It will deliver a combination of services including scaffolding, installation, painting, welding and logistics support during the hook-up and commissioning phase, followed by the operations phase from 2017 onward.
Both agreements allow for two two-year extensions.
“Mariner is the largest new offshore development in the UK in more than a decade,” said Gunnar Breivik, managing director of Statoil Production UK.
“A major part of the local value creation from this project will be found in the operations phase and we are pleased with the competitive and cost effective solutions achieved in the UK supply chain.
“This contract will support a significant number of jobs directly with wider effects for the north east of Scotland and the UK.”
The Mariner Field is located on the East Shetland Platform of the UK North Sea, approximately 150 kilometres east of the Shetland Isles. It is expected to produce for at least 30 years at an average production of around 55,000 barrels of oil per day over the plateau period.
The £4.5billion investment into the project includes a production, drilling and quarters (PDQ) platform based on a steel jacket, with a floating storage unit (FSU).