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During the period of 2002 - 2016, Aibel had long-term maintenance and modifications agreements with ConocoPhillips for services in the Greater Ekofisk Area.


The first GEM contract was signed during the summer of 2002. In the spring of 2011, Aibel was awarded a new frame agreement, Greater Ekofisk Modifications Contract (GEMC), which was valid for five years. The contracts were some of the largest maintenance and modifications contracts on the Norwegian continental shelf.

On the basis of the GEM, Aibel carried out around 200 modification projects of varying size at the installations at Ekofisk every year. The work involved engineering, procurement, fabrication, installation and completion. The contract engaged an average of around 400 employees.

A unique feature of the GEM contract was that many of the offshore jobs were managed from an operations room located in Aibel's main offices in Stavanger.

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Ekofisk is located in the southern part of the North Sea, some 280 kilometers southwest of Stavanger.

In addition to the Ekofisk field the area consists of the Eldfisk, Embla and Tor fields.

All four are operated by ConocoPhillips Norge on behalf of the Ekofisk Group. ConocoPhillips' interest in the field is 35.11 percent.

The Ekofisk Area consists of a total of 29 installations.

The Ekofisk production started on June 9, 1971.

The area has been developed through several stages.

(Source: ConocoPhillips)