Work scope covers around 325 wells.

Baker Hughes has been notified that it will be awarded a major contract for integrated drilling services. Statoil will not comment on details about the award, but reliable sources have confirmed that this contract is for about 325 wells, and applies to a wide range of Statoil’s fields on the Norwegian shelf.

-This is one of the largest contracts awarded ever, in this segment, says a source to Offshore.no.

A number of fields
Statoil’s contract applies to these fields:

Brage, Grane, Kvitebjørn, Oseberg B, Oseberg C, Oseberg South, Oseberg East, Troll, Vega, Veslefrikk, Eirin, Sleipner, Dagny / Emintrude, Luva, Heidrun Heidrun, Kristin, Morvin, Njord, Norne, Skuld, Hans, Asgard and Snøhvit.

The Troll field that has the largest part of the contract. On this field alone, Baker Hughes will perform well services on 112 wells in the period 2012 to 2018.

Work to be done

The work scope that Baker Hughes will perform is called "integrated drilling services":

Integrated drilling services mainly include all downhole sensors used during drilling. These can be divided into two main categories: MWD (measurements while drilling, directional measurement equipment) and LWD (logging while drilling, sensors for the measurement of formation and temperature and pressure in the well). The contract also includes mudlogging and seismic while drilling.

Duration six to eight years
Offshore.no gather that Statoil have, or will, assign 100 percent of this type of assignment to Baker Hughes and the company’s activity on the Norwegian continental shelf will increase considerably.

Contract size is not known, but it will run for six to eight years.

-Under allocation
– The contract covers several fields. This is a major contract, and I can not say anything more. I can not say anything about the contract’s size, value, who gets it, or scope of work, but I can confirm that we will publish it in the third quarter of this year, said information officer in Statoil, Ola Anders Skauby to Offshore.no yesterday.