Sunday, 27 May 2018

Oil & Gas News

Equinor Awards Troll Phase 3 Contract to Aker Solutions

Equinor and the Troll partners exercise an option in relation to Aker Solutions AS for the delivery of a new processing module for the Troll Phase 3 project. The contract value is NOK 1 billion.

“Troll has generated great value and substantial spin-offs in Norway. The Troll Phase 3 project involves a highly profitable, carbon-efficient further development of the Troll field in accordance with Equinor’s strategy for creating substantial value with a low carbon footprint,” says head of project development in Equinor, Torger Rød.

TrollAThe Troll A platform in the North Sea. (Photo: Harald Pettersen)

With a CO2 intensity of 0.1 kg/boe the project is one of the most carbon-efficient projects on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS). The project realizes 2.2 billion barrels of oil equivalent, with a break-even of less than USD 10 per barrel.

The contract is an EPCI contract, covering engineering, procurement, construction and installation of a new processing module on the Troll A platform. The contract is awarded through the exercise of an option in Aker Solutions’ contract for front-end engineering (FEED) awarded in September 2017.

“By exercising this option, we aim to ensure continuity from pre-engineering to the execution phase of the project. The new processing module is an important part of the Troll Phase 3 project, and safe, high-quality completion of the module is essential to the project,” says Bjørn Laastad, project director for Troll Phase 3.

The 1200-tonne processing module will be built at the Aker Solutions yard in Egersund, whereas the engineering work will be performed in Bergen. The project will generate some 900 man-years of employment over a three-year period. The module will be installed on the Troll A platform in the summer of 2020. The Troll phase 3 project is scheduled to come on stream in 2021.

The Troll field is the most prolific field on the NCS, and even after 20 years of production less than half of the reserves have been produced.

Equinor and the partnership plan to make a final investment decision and submit the plan for development and production (PDO) for Troll Phase 3 in the third quarter of 2018.

The final contract award is subject to Troll partnership’s investment decision and government approval of Troll Phase 3.


  • Troll partners: Equinor (30.58 % - operator), Petoro (56 %), Norske Shell (8.10 %), Total E&P Norge (3.69 %), ConocoPhillips Skandinavia (1.62 %)
  • In 2017 the Troll partnership selected a subsea concept with tie-in to the Troll A platform for the Troll Phase 3 development. The subsea concept involves the construction of subsea templates, drilling of eight production wells, laying of a 36-inch pipeline and installation of a new processing module on the Troll A platform.
  • The development is powered from shore.
  • Aker Solutions has been awarded the contract for the delivery of subsea equipment for Troll Phase 3
  • The Troll Phase 3 project extends the plateau production for gas for the Troll field by about 7 years.
  • The first phase of the Troll development involved the recovery of gas reserves from the Troll East structure through the Troll A platform.
  • The second phase of the Troll development involved the recovery of the oil reserves from the Troll West structure through the Troll B and Troll C platforms, and associated subsea structure.
  • The Troll phase 3 project involves the development of the gas reserves from the Troll West structure.

Related News

Unique Hydrographic Systems Wins Oil Spill Recovery Co

Unique Hydrographic Systems has been contracted by Cairn India for an Oil Spill Recovery projec

Imtech Marine Receives Multi-Year Contract for Moderniz

On May 13,  Imtech Marine signed a contract to be involved in the execution of the capability upkeep

Diamond Offshore Announces New Submersible Rig Order an

Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. (NYSE: DO) announced on Wednesday,  an agreement with Hyundai Heavy

LM Handling Joint Venture set to Enhance Collaboration

Large Diameter Drilling (LDD) announced the launch of LM Handling, a new business unit which has bee

Robertson Completes First Phase of Innovative MERLIN+

CGG announces that Robertson, a CGG company specializing in geology, geophysics and reservoir engine

Aker Solutions to Double Subsea Manufacturing Capacity

Aker Solutions has laid the foundation stone of a new plant in Paraná that will double the company's

Stay Up To Date

Enter your first name and email, subscribe to our newsletter and stay informed!
Invalid Input

Invalid email address.

We aim to keep you updated weekly with relevant information concerning the Offshore Energy Sector.

Corporate Offices

Technology Systems Corporation
7897 SW Jack James Dr. Suite A
Stuart, FL 34997

Phone: +1 772.221.7720