Oil, Gas Service Companies Win Several North Sea Contracts

A clutch of services contracts for North Sea operations were awarded by energy companies Wednesday, with Aker Solutions, Subsea 7, Technip Norway, Ocean Installer, Hereema Fabrication Group and Aibel all securing work in the region.

Aker Solutions won a framework agreement to provide engineering and construction services for several offshore oil and gas fields in the UK section of the North Sea. The contract has a fixed period of five years as well as an option to be extended by a further five years. Aker Solutions' maintenance, modifications and operations (MMO) business in the UK will deliver the assignment, which was awarded by “an international oil and gas operator”, according to a company release.

David Clark, Aker Solutions' regional president for Europe and Africa, commented in a company statement:

"Winning this contract in such a competitive market proves Aker Solutions' ability to find effective ways to support our customers at a challenging time for the industry.”

Subsea 7 secured a three-year frame agreement, with four one-year options, from six North Sea clients comprising Chevron North Sea Limited, Dana Petroleum (E&P) Limited, Hess Denmark APS, Nexen Petroleum U.K. Limited, Talisman Sinopec Energy UK Limited and TAQA Bratani Limited.

Under the frame agreement, Subsea 7 will provide Diving Support Vessel (DSV) services on a year-round basis, as well as associated project management and engineering services to over 40 facilities in the North Sea. The scope of work includes diver and ROV inspection, repair and maintenance, subsea construction and decommissioning services, and long-term project support.

Phil Simons, Subsea’s UK and Canada vice president, said in a company statement:


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A graduate in journalism from Cardiff University, Andreas has eight years of experience as a business journalist. Email Andreas at andreas.exarheas@rigzone.com

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