Lundin Norway and its licence partners in PL338 are awarding Stavanger-based Rosenberg WorleyParsons contract for modification work on the Edvard Grieg platform in the North Sea.
The contract should provide work for 150 people.
The objective of the modification is to prepare the platform to receive and process oil and gas from nearby fields. Luno II and Rolvsnes will be the first discoveries to be tied in to Edvard Grieg.
The EPC contract will see Rosenberg WorleyParsons start engineering related to prefabrication of steel structures, pipelines and other necessary material immediately, while the installation work offshore will start first half of 2019. The work is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2021.
“The work to prepare the Edvard Grieg platform to receive oil and gas from nearby fields is very important for us,” says managing director in Lundin Norway, Kristin Færøvik. “This will ensure both good utilisation of the infrastructure we already have in the platform and export pipeline, and it will enable us to achieve profitable development of smaller fields in the area.”
The Edvard Grieg platform was designed as a field centre, enabling processing oil and gas from other fields in the area. Today, in addition to own production, Edvard Grieg processes hydrocarbons from the Ivar Aasen field. With these modifications to be implemented, the platform will be able to handle the satellite fields Luno II and Rolvsnes, both operated by Lundin Norway. Also, preparations for additional satellite fields will be made.
Luno II is located 19 kilometres south of Edvard Grieg, and the plan is to develop the field as a subsea installation with a pipeline back to Edvard Grieg. The goal is to submit the PDO (plan for development and operation) for Luno II in early 2019.
The initial plan for Rolvsnes is to conduct a long-term well test where oil and gas is processed on Edvard Grieg. The Rolvsnes discovery was made in a reservoir consisting of fractured and weathered basement rocks. This is a new type of reservoir for the Norwegian shelf, and more knowledge is needed in order to select an efficient development solution.
“Rosenberg WorleyParsons won this contract in sharp competition with both Norwegian and international suppliers,” says Kristin Færøvik. “It is gratifying for both us and partners, but also for the entire oil and gas industry in Norway, that the Norwegian supplier industry is capable of competing at the very top, in global terms.”