Statoil Calls on Framo for Gullfaks Subsea Compression
13 April 2012
Statoil has awarded Framo Engineering a contract to design and
construct the Gullfaks subsea gas compression facility. The estimated
NOK 900-million ($155.6-million) contract runs until November 2015.
Statoil said contracts for platform modifications and marine
operations connected to Gullfaks will be awarded later this year if the
investment decision is favorable.
"There are large remaining volumes in the Gullfaks field – volumes
that cannot be recovered with the existing concept and installation.
Subsea compression is one of our main initiatives to enhance production
from existing fields on the Norwegian continental shelf. This may
increase the production from the field by 3 bcm (106 bcf) of gas,
enabling Gullfaks to sustain plateau production for gas export,” says
Jannicke Nilsson, Statoil’s head of operations North Sea West.