Baker Hughes will design and supply production chemicals and services to the Mariner field under an eight year contract, anticipated to start in July 2015. The contract also includes an extension option of four years.
The Mariner platform is currently under construction and production is scheduled to start in 2017.
The Mariner project entails investments of more than GBP 4.5 billion. The field is expected to produce for at least 30 years. The average production is estimated at around 55,000 barrels of oil per day over the plateau period. The development plan includes a production, drilling and quarters (PDQ) platform based on a steel jacket, with a floating storage unit (FSU).
Statoil is the operator of Mariner with 65.11% equity. Co-venturers are JX Nippon Exploration and Production (U.K.) Limited (28.89%) and Dyas UK Ltd. (6%).
- The Mariner Field is located on the East Shetland Platform of the UK North Sea, approximately 150 kilometres east of the Shetland Isles.
- The Mariner heavy oil field consists of two shallow reservoir sections – the deeper, Maureen Formation at 1492 metres and the shallower Heimdal reservoir at 1227 metres.
- The development of the Mariner field will contribute more than 250 million barrels reserves with average plateau production of around 55,000 barrels per day.
- The field will provide a long-term cash-flow over a 30-year field life. Production is expected to commence in 2017.
- The concept chosen includes a production, drilling and quarters (PDQ) platform based on a steel jacket, with 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.
- Following the final investment decision in December 2012, Statoil in 2013 established an office an Aberdeen.
- Statoil’s new UK Continental Shelf operations centre is currently under construction on the Prime Four business park at Kingswells