Norwegian giant Statoil has handed a contract to oilfield services company Schlumberger to carry out integrated drilling services on several of its licences on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS).
The Nkr1.15 billion ($183.9 million) contract covers the Gullfaks, Gullfaks Satellites, Snorre, Statfjord, Tordis/Vigdis and Visund licences, as well as exploration drilling on the NCS.
Services under the agreement include the delivery of directional drilling, measurement while drilling, logging while drilling and mud logging services.
Under the contract, Schlumberger will also deliver RT data transfer, integrated operations/onshore support, drilling optimisation and drilling equipment.
“The contract secures supply of services and competent personnel, which ensures cost efficient operations through standardisation and focus on the quality of tools and services,“ senior vice president, drilling and well in Statoil, Geir Tungesvik, said.
The contract will take effect on 1 September and run for an initial two years, with three optional two-year extensions also part of the deal.
Statoil said Schlumberger was awarded the contract as it provided the best combined technical and commercial offer.