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Baker Hughes has been awarded an agreement with Statoil to provide integrated drilling services for 25 fields on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS).
The services will help meet Statoil’s expectations for enhanced drilling performance and service quality, the company announced.
The agreement with Baker Hughes will cover the delivery of directional drilling, measurement-while-drilling, logging-while-drilling, mud logging, including 24/7 onshore support, and drilling engineering services.
"If we are going to achieve our long-term production goals, we must drill more cost-efficient wells. Hence we need to improve drilling progress and reduce downtime during operation,” said Øystein Arvid Håland, head of drilling and well in Statoil.
The agreement includes focus on integrated operations (IO) which covers the integration of people, multidiscipline work processes, and collaborative technologies to make and execute better decisions quicker.
"Work processes with integrated operations are a way of sharing the knowledge between offshore personnel, experts onshore, our own management and our suppliers during operations,” said Bente Aleksandersen, senior vice president for operation in development and production in Norway for Statoil.
The supplier is currently established on several locations in Norway such as Stavanger, Gulen, Bergen, Kristiansund and Sandnessjøen. In January 2013, Baker Hughes will also open a base in Hammerfest supporting operations in the Barents sea. The agreement also has two two-year optional extensions, not included in the estimated contract value.
The integrated drilling services will be performed on the installations Brage, Dagny (optional), Eirin (optional), Grane, Heidrun TLP, Heidrun SS, Kristin Kvitebjørn, Njord, Norne, Morvin Oseberg B/C/Sør, Oseberg Øst (optional), Sleipner, Skuld, Snøhvit, Tyrihans, Troll, Volve, Vega, Veslefrikk, Aasta Hansteen, and Åsgard.