Gjøa contract to IKM Gruppen

February 5, 2008, 10:19 CET

"This was a much sought-after contract. After a pre-qualification round five bidders delivered very good bids," says Kjetel Digre, StatoilHydro's project manager for Gjøa.

The contract will be formally signed between Gaz de France Norge and IKM Gruppen AS.

Under the contract 55 contractors will be hired for the operating organisations in Stavanger, Florø and for the Gjøa platform offshore. IKM will also deliver engineering services in Florø, and as require. The contract will run for five years, with an option to extend for two years. The contract is worth 445 MNOK, including the option.

"Gaz de France Norge looks forward to establishing and developing an effective operating organisation for the Gjøa field in collaboration with IKM Gruppen," says Kjell Ola Jørgensen, Gjøa operations manager for Gaz de France Norge.

The partners in the Gjøa licence are: StatoilHydro (operator in the development phase) 20 %, Gaz de France Norge (operator in the operating phase) 30 %, Petoro 30 %, Shell 12 % and RWE Dea 8 %.