Statoil awards offshore drilling contract to Schlumberger

Source:Statoil

Statoil awards offshore drilling contract to Schlumberger

Statoil has on behalf of the Mariner co-venturers awarded the contract for integrated drilling and well services on the Mariner field on the UK continental shelf (UKCS) to Schlumberger Oilfield UK Plc.

“This is a very significant agreement for the Mariner project, and the result of an innovative, new procurement approach, where the supplier will work as an integrated part of the Statoil team delivering most of the drilling and well services on the Mariner field,” says managing director for Statoil Production UK, Gunnar Breivik.

From its Aberdeen base, Schlumberger will deliver all the main drilling and well services for Mariner, including drilling, completion, electrical submersible pumps (ESPs), cement and fluids.

A total of 22 drilling and well services are included in the scope, including a logistics support responsibility that goes beyond the normal scope for similar Statoil contracts.

The contract will commence in January 2015 and has a duration of four years, plus options for several additional four-year periods.

The Mariner field, located approximately 150 kilometres east of the Shetland Isles, is currently under development by operator Statoil and its co-venturers JX Nippon and Dyas.

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