ConocoPhillips awards FEED for Tommeliten Alpha development

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Tommeliten Alpha
Aker Solutions to complete FEED contract in Q2 2021. Image credit: Aker Solutions.

Texas-based oil and gas company ConocoPhillips has awarded a front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract to Aker Solutions for the Tommeliten Alpha development.

Located in the southern part of the Norwegian sector in the North Sea, Tommeliten Alpha is a discovery that was proven in 1977.

The offshore discovery is in the water depth of 75 meters.

Containing a gas condensate fluid, the reservoir is located approximately 25km southwest of the Ekofisk field.

The discovery, on which four wells were drilled in the past, lies at a depth of about 3,000 metres. The Tommeliten Alpha development was cancelled two times at the concept selection stage.

Under the FEED contract, Aker Solutions will be responsible for modifications on the Ekofisk installations to integrate the Tommeliten Alpha discovery.

“We are excited to work closely together with the field operator ConocoPhillips on the Tommeliten Alpha development,” said Linda Litlekalsøy Aase, executive vice president, brownfield projects, at Aker Solutions.

Aker Solutions expects to complete the FEED contract in the second quarter of 2021.

It will be led by Aker Solutions’ office in Stavanger, Norway.

The contract includes an option for the engineering, procurement, construction, and installation (EPCI) work, after the completion of the FEED.

Linda Litlekalsøy Aase said: “We will utilize our expertise in complex offshore modifications to find the most cost-efficient solution for this project.”

Aker Solutions has also won to deliver the subsea production system for the offshore development.

The contract includes delivery of complete subsea production system including 10 vertical subsea trees, two manifolds, wellheads, satellite structures, control systems and tie-in equipment.