DeepOcean clinches riser replacement gig with Statoil

Subsea services company DeepOcean has been awarded a contract by Statoil for performing riser replacement and construction work in the North Sea and the Norwegian Sea.

DeepOcean said on Thursday that the firm and optional scope of work comprises complex marine operations for replacement, installation and recovery of subsea lines and installation work at the Njord, Kristin, Troll C and Åsgard offshore fields.

Onshore engineering and preparatory work will start in early 2018, offshore execution is set for 2019 and 2020. The onshore project team will work out of DeepOcean’s offices in Haugesund and Stavanger, Norway.

DeepOcean’s Commercial Director for Subsea Services, Rolf Ivar Sørdal, said: “DeepOcean has throughout 2016 and 2017 successfully performed complex and demanding subsea operations for Statoil and the construction vessel Edda Freya has introduced a new benchmark for efficiency and operability in SURF operations to the market.

“We believe this contract honors our achievements and further strengthens our solid relationship with Statoil. We are looking forward to further continuing our journey and work together with Statoil to ensure the project is successfully and safely executed.”

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