GE Oil & Gas and Norway-based Statoil Petroleum AS have signed two new, five-year frame agreements that call for GE to supply turbomachinery equipment as well as services to support Statoil’s installed fleet of GE turbomachinery. The equipment will be deployed primarily for Statoil’s onshore and offshore projects in Norway, as well as for other global activities, between 2013 and 2018, according to General Electric.
GE’s first equipment order under the new frame agreement is to supply key equipment for the Aasta Hansteen field in the North Sea, which includes the industry’s first offshore application of LM6000 aeroderivative gas turbine technology for mechanical drive and the latest generation of GE’s SeaSmart Offshore Package Solution, featuring an LM2500 SG DLE aeroderivative gas turbine for power generation in a more compact, durable and lighter configuration.
Aasta also will feature the latest generation of GE’s SeaSmart Offshore Package solution. Available for power generation and mechanical drive applications, the SeaSmart package incorporates either an 18-34-MW LM2500/+/+G4 or a PGT25/+/+G4, each with two configurations to choose from. The SeaSmart Offshore design provides increased availability and long-term efficiency with reduced installation and commissioning, optimized maintenance and compact, on-skid controls, auxiliaries and diagnostics capabilities.
According to Statoil, the total recoverable reserves for Aasta Hansteen, previously called Luva, are preliminarily estimated at about 47 billion standard cubic metres (scm) of gas and 0.8 million scm of condensate. Under the new services frame agreement, GE Oil & Gas Global Services will support the new equipment sold to Statoil and also provide aftermarket products for Statoil’s installed fleet of GE turbomachinery equipment (more than 150 GE machines). The service agreement includes spare parts, upgrades and repair service as well as field service engineers and training.