Statoil awards supply base contracts

January 7, 2015

Statoil has awarded service contracts for seven supply bases for the company in Norway to NorSea Group, Saga Fjordbase and Asco Norge. 

The contracts include terminal and warehouse services as well as storage and pipeline handling. 

“Logistics represent some 10% of our field costs and making base operations more efficient is essential for extending the lifetime of the fields we operate,” says Astrid Sørensen, SVP for operations in Statoil. 

The contracts, which in total are valued at roughly NOK 5 billion over a 10-year period, will therefore ensure a high level of activity and value creation over a lengthy period. 

“Services at all seven bases in Norway have for the first time been subject to tender at the same time, and it has been good to see many companies making bids. The results of the tender establish the basis for safe and efficient operations at Statoil’s coastal bases in the years ahead,” adds Sørensen. 

NorSea Group has been awarded the contract for terminal and warehouse services, plus storage and pipeline handling, at Dusavik in Rogaland, Kristiansund in Møre and Romsdal and Hammerfest in Finnmark, as well as terminal and warehouse services at Mongstad and Ågotnes in Hordaland and warehouse services, plus storage and handling of pipelines in Florø in Sogn and Fjordane. 

Saga Fjordbase has landed the contract for terminal services at Florø in Sogn and Fjordane, while Asco Norge has been awarded the contract for terminal and warehouse services, plus storage and pipeline handling, at Sandnessjøen in Nordland. 

“In addition, Statoil is taking several steps to increase the efficiency of the logistics chain between the coastal bases and our offshore installations. We will be achieving considerable economies of scale and synergies by introducing new sailing schedules for the supply of our offshore installations and a greater degree of specialization at the different bases in the forthcoming contract period. The aim is to ensure long-term activity and value creation on the Norwegian continental shelf.” 

The contracts will have a duration of six years and will start up on 1 July 2015. They also include options for an extension of two plus two more years, so that they will have a duration of 10 years should all the options be exercised. 

“During the second half of 2014 we completed a thorough bid process in which price, quality and technical competency were carefully evaluated. The bid process gave participants the opportunity to offer their services. Statoil and the industry are in a situation where we have to reduce our costs and increase operational efficiency. These new base contracts will make a significant contribution here,” says Jon Arnt Jacobsen, SVP for the supply chain. 



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