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Aker BP awards Optime Subsea long-term well access contract

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Aker BP have selected Optime Subsea as a provider of well access system and services on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS) for the next 2 years, with extension options. The well access system that is part of the long-term contract is Optime Subsea’s ‘Subsea Controls and Intervention Light System’ (SCILS).

With the long-term contract signed, Optime Subsea’s CEO Jan-Fredrik Carlsen is ready to embark on their new partnership; "This is a milestone for us, and with Aker BP choosing us as their partner, it shows the industry what our system is actually capable of offering."

Headquartered in Notodden, and with offices in Houston, Optime Subsea have secured the order in competition with the larger service companies. Aker BP will in the next 2 years use Optime Subsea’s SCILS and related services, for their well access operations on the NCS. The system is being deployed this spring on Aker BP’s Jette as part of their plug and abandoment operations and Skogul for its installation campaign.

“Using Optime Subsea’s SCILS ties well into our strategy of continuing improvement and optimisation of our well access operations. The SCILS offers both cost savings and improved safety in mobilisation, operation and customisation towards our subsea wells. We look forward to a productive collaboration with Optime Subsea, to continuing improving the efficiency of our subsea wells on the NCS,” says Mads Rodsjo, VP D&W Functional Excellence in Aker BP.

The value of the contract is confidential, but according to Jan-Fredrik Carlsen, it is a catalyst for the company;

“We are very pleased with the award and the ability to work with an operator such as Aker BP. Aker BP and similar operators are often the driver for introducing new and more optimised technology in our industry. So without disclosing a dollar amount, the value is substantial for Optime Subsea. I would go as far to say it is a milestone for all such well access operations throughout the industry. There is now a field proven system that considerably reduces the time, personnel, space and cost compared to other existing solutions.”

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