A leading laboratory testing, inspection and certification services company has been awarded a four-year contract with Neptune Energy to provide second and third-party inspection services for the new Fenja oil and gas field development, offshore Norway.
The Fenja Field, which is estimated to hold 100 million barrels of oil, lies in the Norwegian Sea. Formerly known as the Pil and Bue discoveries, it was granted approval for development by the Norwegian government in April 2018 and is expected to start production in 2021 following an investment of around $1.2bn. The six-well field will be developed as a subsea tieback to Equinor’s Njord A facilities, 35km to the north east.
The frame agreement between Bureau Veritas and operator Neptune Energy will run until December 2022 and, as the development progresses, it may see Bureau Veritas provide third-party inspection services in Newcastle, Evanton, Le Trait, Ulveston, and other European locations and further afield globally.