Aker Solutions wins FEED and subsea production system contracts for ConocoPhillips’ Tommeliten Alpha development

Source: press release, 1 October 2020

An Aker Solutions-vertical subsea tree (illustration: Aker Solutions)
An Aker Solutions-vertical subsea tree (illustration: Aker Solutions)

Aker Solutions has been awarded a front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract from ConocoPhillips for modifications on the Ekofisk installations to integrate the Tommeliten Alpha discovery, offshore Norway.

The FEED starts immediately and is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2021 with an estimated value of about NOK 130 million.

The contract includes an option for the engineering, procurement, construction, and installation (EPCI) work following the completion of the FEED. The option is subject to Norwegian authorities’ approval of the plan for development and operation (PDO) and a new award decision by the Tommeliten Alpha partnership.

The FEED work will be led by Aker Solutions’ office in Stavanger, Norway.

“We are excited to work closely together with the field operator ConocoPhillips on the Tommeliten Alpha development,” says Linda Litlekalsøy Aase, executive vice president, brownfield projects, at Aker Solutions. “We will utilise our expertise in complex offshore modifications to find the most cost-efficient solution for this project.”

Tommeliten Alpha is a discovery in the southern part of the Norwegian sector in the North Sea, approximately 25 kilometres southwest of the Ekofisk field. The water depth is 75 metres. The discovery was proven in 1977. The reservoir contains a gas condensate fluid and lies at a depth of about 3,000 metres.

The FEED contract was booked as order intake in the third quarter of 2020.

Additionally, Aker Solutions has won an order to deliver the subsea production system for the Tommeliten Alpha development. The estimated contract value is about NOK 1.2 billion.

The scope of work covers a complete subsea production system including 10 vertical subsea trees, two manifolds, wellheads, satellite structures, control systems and tie-in equipment.

“We look forward to working together with ConocoPhillips to sustainably maximise the full potential of this field,” says Kjetel Digre, chief executive officer of Aker Solutions.

The subsea production front-end engineering and design (FEED) starts immediately. The engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) work is expected to start in the second half of 2021 and will involve Aker Solutions’ facilities in Norway, Brazil, Malaysia and the UK.

Tommeliten Alpha is a discovery in the southern part of the Norwegian sector in the North Sea, approximately 25 kilometres southwest of the Ekofisk field. The water depth is 75 metres. The discovery was proven in 1977. The reservoir contains a gas condensate fluid and lies at a depth of about 3,000 metres.

The contract is subject to Norwegian authorities’ approval of the plan for development and operation (PDO).

The contract was booked as order intake in the third quarter of 2020.