Waste treatment contract

July 4, 2002, 15:00 CEST

Statoil has awarded the Spesialavfall Rogaland company a frame contract for handling waste for its facilities on land and offshore Norway.

The contract will run for three years, with an option to extend by two years. Its value is roughly NOK 200 million, excluding the extension option.

Spesialavfall Rogaland will be responsible for handling all waste and treating processing materials from drilling and well operations. The deal covers all Statoil-operated fields, supply bases and the land-based plants at Tjeldbergodden, Kollsnes and Kårstø.

"The aim of the contract is to achieve the highest possible level of waste recovery and sorting, in addition to ensuring that waste treatment inflicts a minimum of harm and inconvenience on people and the environment," reports Magne Skorpen, special adviser for contracts in procurement and logistics.

Special arrangements have been made to ensure that Statoil achieves higher levels of waste recovery and reuse. The biggest improvement, compared with the current agreement, will involve the processing materials from drilling and well operations, where greater reuse at lower cost should be achieved by means of better management and special arrangements.

Total savings with the new contract are estimated at roughly NOK 24 million per year based on the same volumes of waste as in 2001.

The contract takes effect on 1 October 2002.