Aibel AS and Odfjell Drilling Technology AS sign a cooperation agreement for drilling upgrade projects

Norway, 1 October 2008

Aibel AS and Odfjell Drilling Technology AS (ODT) have signed a strategic cooperation agreement that will enable the two companies to submit joint tenders for large scale EPCI* drilling upgrade projects in Norway. The move provides the Norwegian market with a substantial player with the expertise, ability and credentials required to execute major projects of this kind.

“By combining the two companies’ respective expertise within drilling and EPCI, we are creating a strong EPCI contractor for the Norwegian market,” say Bjørnar Iversen, Executive Vice President of Odfjell Drilling Technology AS and Jan Skogseth, President of Aibel AS.

Complete solution
The main aim of the collaboration is to be able to participate in the major EPCI projects of the future that StatoilHydro, ConocoPhillips and other operators are planning. The partnership will be able to offer what the operators demand – the delivery of a complete drilling EPCI solution where:

Aibel contributes its EPCI and project implementation expertise understanding contributes engineering expertise, and expertise in the choice of equipment and configuration of drilling systems

Odfjell Drilling Technology AS, with its drilling-related operational. Complete solution The main aim of the collaboration is to be able to participate in the major EPCI projects of the future that StatoilHydro, ConocoPhillips and other operators are  planning. The partnership will be able to offer what the operators demand – the delivery of a complete drilling EPCI solution where: 

  • Aibel contributes its EPCI and project implementation expertise

  • Odfjell Drilling Technology AS, with its drilling-related operational understanding contributes engineering expertise, and expertise in the choice of equipment and configuration of drilling systems.


    For more information, contact: 

    Trond Sel
    Vice President 
    Aibel AS
    Tel:+ 47 8527 0000
    Mob:+47 913 42 806 

    For more information on Odfjell Drilling, contact:

    Bjørnar Iversen
    Executive Vice President
    Odfjell Drilling Technology AS
    Tel: +47 55 99 89 00
    Mob: +47 932 40 417

     

Aibel AS

Aibel (www.aibel.com) is dedicated to oil and gas Production Facilities Solutions. The company supplies production facilities, process systems, technology and products and also maintains, operates and modifies on- and offshore installations for shipowners, field operators and oil companies. Early involvement ensures optimal execution of projects across the whole value chain. Aibel is currently a major EPCI supplier in the process field as well as a major Maintenance & Modification contractor on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.


Odfjell Drilling Technology AS (ODT)

Odfjell Drilling Technology has one of the biggest drilling-related engineering teams in Norway with considerable international experience and capacity. ODT offers its customers extensive expertise in drilling systems and drilling equipment – from concept to start-up of drilling. Among other things, Odfjell Drilling and ODT have a technology agreement for drilling with StatoilHydro. Odfjell Drilling also runs a number of drilling operations and drilling-related projects for StatoilHydro, ConocoPhillips and Talisman Energy UK. Odfjell Drilling Technology is a business unit in the Odfjell Drilling Group. The company is present in Stavanger, Bergen, Stjørdal, Aberdeen, London, Denmark, the Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (Dubai), the Philippines and Korea.

*EPCI, Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation.

Published 2008-10-01, 08:00 CET Updated 2014-01-22, 03:33 CET

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