Tenaris has netted a contract to work on Statoil’s massive Mariner project in the North Sea which will lead to the creation of up to 20 jobs in Aberdeen.
The tubing and casing manufacturer will provide connections as well as associated services from its UK base in Aberdeen.
Last month, Statoil awarded Baker Hughes a contract for production chemicals and services for the Mariner field.
Tenaris country manager Agustin Blanco said: “Tenaris is proud to be part of a project of such scale as Mariner. We’ll work hard to be up to our customer’s expectations in an operation that will take place in one of the most demanding environments.”
The Mariner platform will have an estimated production of around 55,000 barrels of oil per day over the plateau period.
More than £4.5billion has been invested in the project, which is expected to produce for at least 30 years.
Production is expected to start in 2017.
The development plan includes a production, drilling and quarters (PDQ) platform based on a steel jacket, with an FSU (Floating Storage Unit).
Statoil is the operator of Mariner with a 65.11% share.
The company’s co-venturers are JX Nippon Exploration and Production Limited with 28.89% and Dyas UK Ltd with 6%.