Eni Norge AS has awarded DNV GL a framework agreement for the supply of inspection services to the Goliat platform in the Barents Sea.
The term of the contract is three years, with an option for a two-year extension. The scope of the contract includes planning and carrying out inspections of static equipment, load-bearing structures and offloading and anchoring systems on board the Goliat FPSO (Floating Production, Storage and Offloading unit) during its operational life.
The contract, which will help further reinforce the petroleum cluster in Northern Norway, is in line with Eni Norge’s ambition to create spin-off effects connected with the Goliat project.
DNV GL has previous experience working for Eni Norge from the company’s Harstad section. In connection with the new agreement for inspection services, DNV GL sees potential for moving personnel to Hammerfest. As such, the company’s subcontractor ApplusRTD will establish a branch office in Hammerfest this year.
Goliat is the first field to be developed in the Norwegian sector of the Barents Sea, and one of the biggest industrial projects ever undertaken in Northern Norway. The Goliat FPSO contains a number of unique technological systems, specially adapted to conditions in the Barents Sea. Estimated reserves in the field are 174 million bbls of oil and 8 billion m3 of gas.
Image courtesy of Eni Norge.
Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward
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