Statoil has selected Wood Group for the detailed design scope of the subsea tieback from the Utgard gas and condensate field to the Sleipner facilities in the Norwegian North Sea, Wood Group reported on August 29, 2016.
The $1 million work scope is the first call off under the master service agreement (MSA) signed in May 2016. Wood Group said the 3-year contract will be executed from its Stavanger and Oslo offices.
The field is planned to be developed as a tie-back to existing infrastructure on NCS for Sleipner, which is operated by Statoil.
The Utgard tieback consists of a 21 km long pipe-in-pipe production pipeline from the 4-slot template at Utgard to the Sleipner T platform and an integrated service umbilical from the Sleipner A, the release said.
Estimated to hold recoverable reserves of 56.4 million barrels of oil equivalent, the field is planned to commence production by the end of 2019. It will have peak production capacity of approximately 7,000 Sm3 per day of oil equivalent.
Earlier, Statoil and its partners have submitted development and operation (PDO) and the field development plan (FDP) for the Utgard field.