Statoil has chosen UK-based oilfield support services firm Asco for its supply base and warehousing services on the UK North Sea Mariner field.
The contract comes under two five-year contracts, with extension options, due to start in Q1 2016, with the supply base and warehousing facility operated from Peterhead, north of Aberdeen.
The contract scope cover supply base services, including personnel, local transportation, marine gas oil, quayside services and a nearby warehousing facility.
Managing director for Statoil Production UK, Gunnar Breivik, says: “Production on Mariner requires a high level of drilling activity and the field is reliant on a seamless and cost efficient logistics chain. Asco is a well-established player and their supply base in Peterhead is a proven, high-performing logistics hub. We are looking forward to working closely with Asco to tackle industry challenges and optimize the supply and warehousing services that we depend on for successful operations on Mariner."
Mariner, about 150km east of the Shetland Isles, is due to start production in 2017. The development concept includes a production, drilling and quarters (PDQ) platform based on a steel jacket and a floating storage unit (FSU). Drilling will be carried out from the PDQ drilling rig, with a jack-up rig assisting for the initial years.
In the period when both the PDQ and the jack-up are drilling Mariner wells, the field will require at least five sailings a week from the Peterhead supply base.
Statoil is the operator of the Mariner field with 65.11% equity. Co-venturers are JX Nippon Exploration and Production (UK) (28.89%) and Dyas Mariner (6%).