Subsea 7 has announced the award of a long term agreement with Centrica to provide support to Centrica throughout early phase Concept engineering, FEED, SURF project execution and Life of Field operations on an exclusive basis.
The agreement is applicable to the Centrica portfolio on the Norwegian Continental Shelf and has a duration of five years plus options for extension. The objective is to provide Centrica with development solutions that minimise complexity, cost and risk in order to generate sanctionable business cases, Subsea 7 said.
Work will start immediately, with execution of a FEED study for the planned Butch Field Development, located in the North Sea, from the company’s office in Stavanger, Norway. The study will be carried out jointly with Subsea 7’s partner Granherne, following on from the recently announced alliance between KBR, Granherne and Subsea 7.
Monica Th. Bjørkmann, Vice President Subsea 7 Norway, says: “The collaboration agreement with Centrica allows the parties to work together to optimise delivery by aligning drivers, objectives and processes to their mutual benefit. The agreement opens up a new way of working on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. We believe this way of working will deliver differentiated and positive outcomes for all parties, providing cost effective, optimised technical solutions and earlier delivery of projects. We look forward to collaborating with Centrica on their future projects.”
Arne Bjørlo, Vice President Projects of Centrica, says: “Centrica is about to embark on its first operated field development in the North Sea, the Butch field. We want to build expertise and capacity over time. This is why we are entering long-term partnerships with strong suppliers, who have extensive experience with field developments on the Norwegian continental shelf.”
Centrica also on Friday awarded Aibel a frame agreement for Field Development projects on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.