Awarding contracts for drilling services

Statoil has extended its contracts with Schlumberger Norge AS and Baker Hughes Norge AS for integrated drilling services. The extensions are valid for two years from the autumn of 2010.

Drilling floor on the Gullfaks A platform in the North Sea. (Photo: Harald Pettersen)

Drilling floor on the Gullfaks A platform in the North Sea. (Photo: Harald Pettersen)

The contracts include delivery of directional drilling, measurement while drilling (MWD) and mud logging services for a total of 25 licences on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS).

The total value is estimated at around NOK 2.5 billion per year.

The contract extensions are the result of a comprehensive process that Statoil has carried out to adjust costs in relation to the market for drilling and well services.

As operator Statoil has furthermore contracts with other suppliers of similar services that are still under consideration.

”Statoil aims high with regard to drilling efficiency and progress,” says Anders Opedal, head of procurements in Statoil. “We expect all involved parties to meet, and preferably exceed, these goals.”

The contracts will help meet Statoil’s expectations to quality and enhanced efficiency.

”It’s crucial that our suppliers contribute positively to reaching our goals in a safe and secure manner and in compliance with our HSE and quality standards,” says Geir Slora, head of the drilling and well entity in Statoil.

Source: Statoil

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