Statoil has signed new agreements with OneSubsea and Aker Solutions.
The Norwegian operator said the agreement signed form the basis for potential new EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) contract for subsea equipment in the medium term future.
An EPC agreement for a subsea production system has also been signed with OneSubsea, including framework agreements for subsea operation services and subsea add-ons.
It comes after Statoil last year signed a Master Service Agreement and an EPC contract including options for an EPC project with FMC Kongsberg Subsea AS for Johan Sverdrup.
Torger Rod, vice president for projects in Statoil, said: “In light of the current challenges the industry is facing the suppliers have demonstrated commitment and drive to break the cost curve and enhance competitiveness.
“Statoil has cooperated closely with the suppliers on technology qualification, concept development and pre-engineering studies, and jointly we have delivered successful subsea projects.”
The company said the agreements signed form a good basis for future collaboration with three leading subsea suppliers, thereby simplifying collaboration in the time ahead.
Rod added: “We look forward to continuing the good collaboration going forward. The agreements constitute a framework upon which the suppliers can continue with optimisation and cost reducing
“Future awards will go to the suppliser who are willing to and capable of continuing the drive for sustained quality, standardisation, higher efficiency and lower costs.”