Vetco Wins Heidrun Contract from Statoil

Vetco Aibel has been awarded a contract for modification of the produced water re-injection system on the Heidrun platform. The main objective with this project is to maximize the re-injection of produced water. The contract has a value of about US $20 million.

The Heidrun platform is located in Haltenbanken, in the Norwegian Sea, and is the world's largest tension leg platform built in concrete.

The scope of work for the contract consists of engineering, procurement, fabrication, onshore testing, offshore hook-up, commissioning and start up assistance to Statoil. The main elements of the scope are:

  • One additional produced water injection pump
  • New flowline for the second injection pump
  • Replacement of two existing booster pumps
  • Replacement of suction line to booster pumps
  • Upgrading of control system for the PWRI system

System engineering and procurement for the project will take place in Bergen, Norway, with detail engineering being performed at Vetco Aibel's offices in Stjørdal, Norway.

We are very pleased that Statoil has decided to award us this contract, says R. Rasmus Sunde, president and CEO of Vetco Aibel. We take this award as recognition of our expertise in the execution of complex modification projects. With parts of this project being executed from our offices in Stjørdal, Mid-Norway, we will expand our capabilities within this field and strengthen our position in the region.

The work starts immediately and shall be completed in Q4 2007.