FMC Kongsberg Wins Oseberg Contract from Norsk Hydro

Norsk Hydro has signed a contract with FMC Kongsberg Subsea for a subsea station to Oseberg Vestflanken. The contract has a value of approximately 195 million NOK. The Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract is based on Hydro's subsea frame agreement with FMC Kongsberg Subsea from September 2000.

The Oseberg Vestflanken subsea station will be installed at a water depth of 108 meter, about 9 kilometers northwest of the Oseberg Field Center.

The subsea station consists of three production wells, located on a 4-slot template. Two production flowlines and one service umbilical will connect the subsea station to the Oseberg Field Center.

Scope of work includes engineering, procurement and fabrication of the subsea station comprising: integrated foundation bottom structure, protection structures and manifold, three christmas trees with wellheads as well as associated production control systems and tie-in systems.

Licensees in Oseberg Vestflanken are Norsk Hydro as operator with 34%; Petoro with 33.65; Statoil with 15.3%; Total with 10%; ExxonMobil with 4.7% and ConocoPhillips with 2.4%