Contract for Kvitebjørn hook-up

June 26, 2002, 10:55 CEST

The NOK 124 million job of hooking up and testing systems on the Kvitebjørn platform in the North Sea has been awarded to ABB Offshore Systems by operator Statoil on behalf of the licensees.

ABB is building the deck and processing facilities for the installation, and project director Bjarne Bakken reports that the additional job was an option in this contract.

The work will run from 25 June until drilling operations begin on the field on 1 August 2003.

Plans call for the Kvitebjørn platform jacket to be put in place this September, with the topsides – including the drilling package – being lifted into place next March.

Kvitebjørn is due to deliver gas from 1 October 2004, and this output will be piped to the Kollsnes treatment plant operated by Statoil near Bergen.

Condensate (light oil) from the field will travel by pipeline to the Mongstad refinery in the same area for further processing.