Engie E&P Norge has awarded contracts for front end engineering and design (FEED) studies for modifications at the Gjøa platform in the North Sea to Kongsberg Maritime, Saipem and Hereema Marine Contractors.
The modifications are part of the work being done to enable the Skarfjell-licence (PL418) to connect to the Engie E&P-operated Gjøa platform through a subsea solution. Wintershall Norway AS is the operator in the Skarfjell-licence.
Kongsberg Maritime AS has been awarded a contract for FEED studies in connection with the modification and upgrading of control and safety systems on Gjøa for the tie-in of Skarfjell. The work has started and will be completed in August 2017.
Saipem and Hereema Marine Contractors have been awarded contracts for the FEED studies related to offshore heavy lifting work. The scope covers two separate and parallel studies that will clarify the different options for safe and efficient lifting and installation of the Skarfjell-module on Gjøa. The work has started and will be completed in August 2017.
“The contracts are central in preparing the Gjøa platform to be able to receive production from the Skarfjell-licence,” says head of development and non-operated ventures in ENGIE E&P Norge, Anne Botne. She adds:“The tie-in of Skarfjell production to Gjøa is in line with ENGIE E&P’s strategy to make Gjøa a hub for future fields in the area and to extend the lifetime of the Gjøa platform.”
Gjøa is a semi-submersible production unit with high processing and export capacity. The platform is operated with power from shore through a 100 km long submarine cable from Mongstad. Gjøa was the fifth most productive field on the Norwegian continental shelf in 2016, according to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate.
Licence partners in PL153 Gjøa are: ENGIE E&P Norge AS (operator and 30%), Petoro AS (30%), Wintershall Norge AS (20%), Det Norske Shell (12%) and DEA Norge (8%).