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Aibel has a framework agreement with A/S Norske Shell for modifications to the Draugen platform.

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Photo: AS Norske Shell / Woldcam

The contract, which was awarded in 2012, has a duration of six years with options for an additional two plus two  years.

During the course of the contract, Draugen will undergo a range of modifications to secure significant service life  extension. The list of projects includes e.g. the installation of an additional living quarter and new life boats. Major modifications will also be made to the platform so it can receive the production of up to four new subsea wells.

The contract includes engineering, procurement, construction management, fabrication, installation and completion.

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The Draugen platform is located in the Norwegian Sea, 150 km north of Kristiansund.

When production started in 1993, the field had an estimated lifespan of 17 – 20 years.

Shell is now planning to prolong Draugen’s lifespan with more than 20 years. Several upgrading projects (both subsea and on the platform) has been actuated.

Partners in the Draugen license are Shell (operator), Petoro and VNG.

Source: Shell