UK contractor TechnipFMC has won an engineering, procurement, construction and installation contract worth up to a quarter of a billion dollars for Wintershall Dea’s Dvalin North field development offshore Norway.

New York-listed TechnipFMC will design, engineer, manufacture and install pipelines for Dvalin North, which will be tied back to Equinor’s Heidrun platform via the existing Dvalin field offshore Norway.

The development comprises the drilling of three production wells from a single subsea template located 10 kilometres north of the Dvalin field. Production will enter the Polarled pipeline, which will take it shore at Nyhamna near Kristiansund in mid-Norway.

Located about 200 kilometres offshore at a water depth of 420 metres, Dvalin North is estimated to contain about 84 million barrels of oil equivalent resources, mostly gas.

The field, which was the largest discovery made offshore Norway in 2021, is expected on stream in late 2026.

“We previously installed subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines in the Dvalin field, and this new contract builds on the success of our installed base there,” said Jonathan Landes, president subsea at TechnipFMC.

“We have a deep understanding of our client’s needs and a strong, collaborative relationship with Wintershall Dea.”

The German operator last month submitted to the authorities in Oslo its proposals for developing the Dvalin North field, with total investment pegged at about Nkr8 billion ($801 million).

Wintershall Dea Norge managing director, Michael Zechner, said at the time: “We are a firm believer in using smart, subsea engineering to supply the European market with vital fuel.

“Dvalin North will be our fifth operated subsea field in Norway, and we are committed to investing in delivering even more.

“As a gas supplier and subsea expert, we are delivering on our goal of producing more energy with lower emissions.”

Wintershall Dea operates the Dvalin North field with a 55% share and its partners are Norwegian state entity Petoro on 35% and Sval Energi having 10%.

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