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Contract for pipelaying from Kvitebjørn

June 10, 2002, 14:00 CEST

On behalf of its partners in the Kvitebjørn licence, Statoil has awarded Allseas Marine Contractors the contract to install pipelines for transport of gas and light oil from the Kvitebjørn field in the North Sea.

The contract is worth about NOK 300 million. Work involves laying a 150-kilometre-long gas trunkline from the Kvitebjørn platform to the receiving terminal at Kollsnes near Bergen. The oil pipeline will be 90 kilometres long. It will run from Kvitebjørn and will be tied into the Troll Oil Pipeline II, which carries oil to the terminal at Mongstad near Bergen.

Jostein Breivik, project manager for the Kvitebjørn pipelines, reports that pipelaying will take place during the spring and summer of 2003.

The gas and oil lines will be manufactured in Italy and the UK respectively and they are due to be delivered on 1 December this year.

The Kvitebjørn field will supply gas from 1 October 2004.