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Aker Solutions wins contract for subsea production system

North Sea (via NASA)
North Sea (via NASA)

The Aker product is designed to help exploit 80 million barrels of oil in a reserve under the North Sea.

The Norwegian oil and gas company Wintershall Norge has contracted Aker Solutions to build a subsea production system for them. It is going to Wintershall’s Nova Project in the North Sea and is to consist of ‘two templates with manifolds, seven subsea trees including one spare, umbilicals and associated tie-in and controls equipment for Nova’, Aker said in a press release.

According to Wintershall, the Nova reservoir contains about 80 million barrels of oil equivalents.

Getting involved at the earliest stages of a project was emphasised by Aker in the release, citing increased efficiency and more value for the client. It also said that it put the company in a good position to secure work for the next phases of development, adding that in 2017 twelve front-end engineering and design contracts led to fully-fledged projects.

"We're pleased to be selected to deliver the subsea production system for Nova," said Executive Vice President Knut Sandvik, who heads Aker Solutions' projects delivery center. "The cost-optimized system is a result of our close cooperation with Wintershall in the front-end engineering phase and we'll continue to work together through execution."

Work on the project will start immediately and involves facilities worldwide. Aker expects final deliveries to be made in 2019 and 2020.

North Sea (via NASA)