Aker Solutions has secured a global framework agreement to deliver engineering and project management services at BP-operated subsea oil and gas fields.
The contract has a fixed period of five years and may be extended by two years. It covers subsea engineering services, asset integrity management and operations support.
“We are delighted to partner with BP in finding cost-effective solutions to boost productivity and optimize the infrastructure of the company’s subsea fields,” said Luis Araujo, Aker Solutions’ chief executive officer. “We have provided subsea operations support to BP in the UK for more than 15 years and look forward to building on this partnership with a global agreement.”
The company has also signed a subcontractor agreement with Kværner, which was awarded the framework agreement for the Njord Future project by Statoil. Aker Solutions’ initial delivery will be front end engineering design (FEED) work. The contract with Kværner also includes engineering work in the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) phase of the project should the operator decide to proceed with this, as well as an option for prefabrication work.
The MMO unit in Bergen will execute the FEED work with support from Aker Solutions’ engineering business in Oslo, working as an integrated team with Kværner. The work will start immediately and at its peak involve 120 employees of Aker Solutions.
Aker Solutions has previously delivered concept and feasibility studies on upgrading Njord to Statoil.