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Contract awarded for low-pressure production on Kristin

December 22, 2010, 12:06 CET

The Kristin platform in the Norwegian Sea. (Photo: Marit Hommedal)

The engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) contract is for topside modifications and a new compressor module for Kristin. 


Vidar Birkeland, acting chief procurement officer in Statoil


The estimated value of the contract is NOK 900 million.

“We’ll see more of modification projects to facilitate low-pressure production in the future,” says Vidar Birkeland, acting chief procurement officer in Statoil.

“This is an important contribution to improving recovery. The compressor module will also enable us to produce gas and condensate faster and help to maintain Statoil’s production targets.”

With low-pressure production on the Kristin field it will be possible to tie back future projects in a promising area to the platform.


Ivar Aasheim, senior vice president for Statoil’s operations north business cluster.

In total, reserves in the Kristin and Tyrihans fields will be increased by nearly 115 million barrels of oil equivalent.

“The Kristin platform is an important hub on the Halten Bank and we will now be able to boost recovery in the short and the long term,” says Ivar Aasheim, senior vice president for Statoil’s operations north business cluster.

“This will also help to extend the lifetime of the Kristin platform.”

The offshore installation work will extend from 2012 up to completion in early 2014.