UK firms bag Statoil’s oil field contracts

Two firms in the UK have been awarded five-year contracts by Statoil in the North Sea. Aker Solutions will provide maintenance and modification services for the Mariner oil field, expected […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

Two firms in the UK have been awarded five-year contracts by Statoil in the North Sea.

Aker Solutions will provide maintenance and modification services for the Mariner oil field, expected to start in August this year.

Stork Technical Services will provide a combination of services, including scaffolding, installation, painting, wielding and logistics support during the hook-up and commissioning phase, starting in January next year.

The Mariner platform is currently under construction and production is scheduled to start in 2017. It is expected to produce an average of around 55,000 barrels of oil per day.

Gunnar Breivik, Managing Director, Statoil Production (UK) Limited said: “This contract will support a significant number of jobs directly with wider effects for the north east of Scotland and the UK.”

The field is located on the East Shetland Platform of the UK North Sea, around 150 kilometres east of the Shetland Isles.