TRONDHEIM, Norway – Det norske oljeselskap and its partners in the Ivar Aasen field have awarded a contract worth NK 4 billion ($722 million) to Sembcorp Marine subsidiary SMOE for topside facilities at the Ivar Aasen field offshore Norway.
The contract covers engineering, procurement and construction of the 13,700-MT (15,101-ton) platform deck. The facilities include process, gas compression, separation, water injection, flare boom and metering, along with accommodations for 70 prople. Construction is scheduled to begin in December 2013, with delivery slated for March 2016. First oil from Ivar Aasen is planned for 4Q 2016.
The Ivar Aasen field, formerly known as Draupne, is in water depths of 112 m (367 ft) west of the Johan Sverdrup field on the Norwegian continental shelf. Det norske operates the project with 35% interest on behalf of partners Statoil (50%) and Bayerngas (15%). The field has estimated reserves of 150 million boe.
SMOE has contracted Wood Group Mustang to conduct topsides detailed engineering and design for the project.