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Norwegian energy provider Statoil awards Mariner field projects to Asco UK Limited

Norwegian energy provider Statoil awards Mariner field projects to Asco UK Limited

OSLO: Norwegian energy provider Statoil (U.K.) Limited on behalf of the Mariner co-venturers awarded the contracts for supply base and warehousing services for the Mariner field to Asco UK Limited.

Asco is an international oilfield support services company, headquartered in Aberdeen. The  supply base and warehousing facility for Mariner will be operated  by  Asco  from Peterhead, north of Aberdeen.

The scopes awarded encompass the provision of supply base services, including personnel, local transportation, marine gas oil, quayside services and a nearby warehousing facility.

Asco will perform the services for the Mariner field under two five year contracts, anticipated to start during Q1 2016.  The contracts also include 2 x 2 year extension options.

The Statoil operated Mariner field, located approximately 150 kilometres east of the Shetland Isles, is currently under development and production is scheduled to start in 2017.

The development concept includes a production, drilling and quarters (PDQ) platform based on a steel jacket and a floating storage unit (FSU). Drilling will be carried out from the PDQ drilling rig, with a jack-up rig assisting for the initial years.

In the period when both the PDQ and the jack-up are drilling Mariner wells, the field will require at least five sailings a week from the Peterhead supply base.