Services giant Schlumberger won an integrated drilling and well services contract Friday from Statoil for work at the UK offshore Mariner field.
The value of the deal has not been disclosed.
From its Aberdeen base, Schlumberger will deliver all the main drilling and well services for Mariner, including drilling, completion, electrical submersible pumps, cement and fluids.
The deal covers 22 drilling and well services sites including a logistics support responsibility “that goes beyond the normal scope for similar Statoil contracts,” Statoil said.
The contract will commence in January 2015 and has a duration of four years, plus options for several additional four year extensions.
“This is a very significant agreement for the Mariner project, and the result of an innovative, new procurement approach, where the supplier will work as an integrated part of the Statoil team delivering most of the drilling and well services on the Mariner field,” Statoil Production UK managing director Gunnar Breivik said.
The Mariner field, located 93 miles east of the Shetland Isles, is currently under development by operator Statoil and its co-venturers JX Nippon and Dyas.
Drilling is planned to start in 2016 with production projected to start in 2017.
Over the field’s lifetime as many as 130 well targets are planned.
Statoil is the operator of the field with 65.11 percent equity.
Japan-based JX Nippon Exploration and Production holds a 28.89 percent stake and UK-based Dyas Mariner holds a 6 percent stake.