StatoilHydro Signs Drilling Service Deals Worth $483MM with 8 Companies



Frame agreements with a collective value of roughly NOK 3 billion (or US $483 million) have been concluded by StatoilHydro with suppliers of drilling equipment.

"These deals will boost administrative efficiency in ordering and delivering such gear to fixed installations," said Tore G Teige, Vice President for Project Management in the drilling and well cluster.

"Standardized equipment and shorter delivery times are other economies of scale we achieve through the agreements."

He added that StatoilHydro has found more need to coordinate drilling gear deliveries since the merger. "We've also seen greater opportunities for such solutions."

Packages

An enquiry was sent to suppliers this spring, with drilling equipment requirements for the group's installations divided into a series of packages. Frame agreements covering up to two suppliers have been concluded for each package, applying price and quality as the basis for making a selection.

The deals run for three years with two options for StatoilHydro to secure two-year extensions. Where service and spare parts are concerned, agreements run for five years with two five-year options.

Suppliers who have been awarded frame agreements are Aker Solutions, National Oilwell Norway, Step Offshore, Weatherford, Scomi Oiltools, Halliburton (frame agreement and contract), MI Swaco and Cameron.

Tested

One of the selection criteria was that only tested technology would be used, Teige reported. "We can't install equipment which hasn't been subject to proper testing. At the same time, however, we feel it's important to focus on new solutions.

"One bidder presented a technological advance which improves health, safety and the environment. We want to secure a letter of intent which will allow us to use this product once it’s been further tested."

Significant

Equipment covered by the agreements will be significant for the future operation of StatoilHydro's fixed installations, noted Fredrik Stang Rydin, Procurement VP for Projects.

"The deals will be important for long-term planning of the upgrades required on our facilities. Workloads will also be more predictable for our suppliers."
 


RELATED COMPANIES
Company: Halliburton Company more info
 - Halliburton Posts International Revenue Growth, Unlike Schlumberger (Oct 23)
 - Halliburton CEO Defends Fracking Business as Margins Disappoint (Oct 23)
 - Venezuela's IOUs Pile Up, Keeping US Oil Servicers in Tow (Aug 23)
Company: Weatherford International more info
 - US Oil Service Firms Face Hit from Venezuela Debt Restructuring (Nov 06)
 - Weatherford Names Former Halliburton CFO Its New Chief (Mar 07)
 - Document: Algeria's Sonatrach Awards $180M in Oil Service Contracts (May 08)
Company: National Oilwell more info
 - National Oilwell to Acquire Robbins & Myers for $2.5B (Aug 09)
 - StatoilHydro Signs Drilling Service Deals Worth $483MM with 8 Companies (Oct 08)
 - Union Drilling to Buy Six Drilling Rigs from National-Oilwell, L.P. (Dec 13)
Company: Cameron Corporation more info
 - Keppel O&M Completes Acquisition of Cameron's Offshore Product Division (May 03)
 - EU Clears Acquisition Of Cameron By Schlumberger (Feb 05)
 - Cameron Stockholders Vote Yes to Schlumberger Merger (Dec 17)
Company: StatoilHydro more info
Operates 33 Offshore Rigs
 - Samsung Heavy Industries Lands Statoil FSU Construction Contract (Sep 14)
 - First Movers in Eco-Drilling: Going 'Dope'-less (Apr 25)
 - StatoilHydro Delays Hammerfest LNG Start Up (Nov 23)
Company: Aker Solutions more info
 - Aker BP Buys Hess' Norway Unit For $2B (Oct 24)
 - Aker Completes More Than Two-Thirds of Cost-Cutting Program (May 09)
 - Aker Solutions Reduces Total Headcount by Almost 5,000 Since 2014 (Mar 30)