Aker Solutions has secured a contract valued at over NOK 1 billion (US$123 million) from Equinor to deliver a module for the Troll A platform that will help increase output at one of Norway’s largest natural gas fields, the company said on May 16.
The engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) contract is the company’s latest award for work at phase 3 of the Troll development. Aker Solutions in January won work to provide the subsea production system and services for the field. Integrating the company’s capabilities in both subsea and topside installations can help optimize the development and lower costs.
“We’re delighted to extend our work at Troll, a field that will help maintain Norway as a major gas exporter for decades to come,” Luis Araujo, Aker Solutions’ CEO, said. “Working on these two significant sections of the development allows us to bring efficiencies across the project.”
With a CO2 intensity of 0.1 kg per barrel of oil equivalent, the project is one of the most carbon-efficient projects on the Norwegian continental shelf. The project realizes 2.2 billion barrels of oil equivalent, with a break-even of less than $10 per barrel.
The EPCI work for the module is an option on the FEED work Aker Solutions won in September 2017.
The module will receive and process gas from the Troll West field, before it is piped to the onshore Kollsnes gas processing facility near Bergen, Norway.
At peak the contract will provide work for as many as 500 employees in Bergen, Egersund and offshore Norway and in Mumbai, India. The contract will be booked in the second-quarter.
The Troll field, located about 65 km (40 miles) west of Kollsnes, contains about 40% of Norway’s offshore gas reserves. Production from the field is expected to continue beyond 2050.