Mariner FSU at the Mariner oil field (Photo Credit: Statoil)
The Mariner oil field lies within part-block 9/11a of the United Kingdom Continental Shelf.
The contract with Statoil includes building supervision in Korea, pre-operation activities, transit from Korea to site, and full management services on site. The contract, which commences on 1st of February, is a long-term contract with a fixed duration of five (5) years with further option periods of three (3) x two (2) years.
OSM Offshore Aberdeen Limited (hereafter referred to as OSM) considers this contract to be a great win after a competitive bid in Statoil's tender process in the UK, demonstrating the company's experience, competence and quality.
“We saw a considerable interest for this contract from a broad range of qualified bidders,” says Johan A. Johansen, Vice President Operations on Mariner for Statoil UK. “We are very satisfied with the agreement now entered into with OSM, ensuring us a competent service provider and long-term quality services at competitive terms. This contract award is underpinning our goals for competitive unit production costs on the Mariner field,” Johansen says.
OSM Offshore AS was also awarded the contract for Mariners's sister vessel Heidrun FSU in October 2013. -Being awarded this new contract is a great recognition of our competence, says Managing Director, Mr. Eivind Nordal. OSM has also been responsible for the drawing review projects for both units.
OSM considers the UK offshore market to be attractive, and will keep investing in the UK and Aberdeen area.
-This contract allows us to leverage on the vast offshore expertise this area has to offer. It is important for us to utilize the experience and competence that we can find locally, and combine this with the OSM know-how, explains Nordal. We have already attained a broad experience with FSU units, having operated many years with several units in this segment. Statoil is one of the world’s leading oil and energy companies and I am delighted that they have recognized OSM’s capabilities and expertise in FSU operations. I look forward to long co-operation with Statoil set on UK soil, says Nordal.
OSM has a long track record in the UK, having operated several flotels on UK Continental Shelf from 1980 to early 2000’s (via Rasmussen Maritime Services AS, which was acquired by OSM in 2003). OSM was responsible for full management for several of these, and have also been Duty Holder and responsible for Safety Case, giving the company extensive knowledge and insight into UK legislation and regulations.
Notes to editors
Statoil is an international energy company with operations in 36 countries. Building on more than 40 years of experience from oil and gas production on the Norwegian continental shelf, the company is committed to accommodating the world's energy needs in a responsible manner, applying technolgy and creating innovative business solutions. Statoil is headquartered in Stavanger, Norway with approximately 23,000 employees worldwide, and is listed on the New York and Oslo stock exchanges.
For more information about Statoil's activity in the UK, please follow this link: www.statoil.com/uk
About OSM Offshore Aberdeen Ltd:
OSM Offshore Aberdeen Ltd. is a subsidiary of OSM Offshore AS, a leading offshore manager with a track record going back to the first shuttle tankers operating in the Norwegian sector for Statoil in the late 1970s. OSM Offshore AS is an independent provider of project and ship management services. OSM Offshore AS has long and extensive experience from operation of vessels and offshore units in strong and demanding regimes both when it comes to HSE, harsh weather and operation in general. OSM Offshore AS is a subsidiary of OSM Maritime Group.
The OSM Maritime Group is a provider of high quality offshore and ship management services with operations worldwide. The Group offers a broad range of servies, and has customers in all shipping and offshore segments. The Group has grown substantially over the years, and are today recognized as a leader in the field of offshore and ship management with more than 450 vessels in operation, 10,000 seafarers and over 500 people working in various offices worldwide.
For more information about OSM, please visit www.osm.no.
For further information contact:
Ola Morten Aanestad
Head of Communication, Statoil Aberdeen, Statoil UK Limited
Phone: +44 7834 729334
Managing Director, OSM Offshore Aberdeen Ltd.
Phone :+47 41525577
e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Marketing Executive, OSM Offshore Management AS
Phone: +47 99042911