The development of the Cat D semi-submersible drilling rigs
has been initiated by Statoil, the international energy
company. The Cat D drilling rig is a new generation
drilling and well intervention vessel, purpose made for the
needs for North Sea operations. The first contract, for two
drilling equipment packages, was announced in the summer of
2011. Now, the customers have exercised options for another
two equipment packages.
The two units will be delivered in 2015. The contract
includes topside drilling equipment, procurement and
commissioning of the rigs at the DSME yard.
"The development of the new rig concept has been
enabled by combination of Aker Solutions' field-proven
equipment and systems expertise, and our flexible and
competent engineering capabilities. We look forward to
extend and continue the strong cooperation with DSME, Songa
and Statoil," says Thor Arne Håverstad, head of Aker
Solutions' drilling technologies business.
Work on the project will start immediately in Kristiansand,
Norway, and in other Aker Solutions drilling technologies
units in Asker, Norway, Erkelenz, Germany and Houston in
Aker Solutions offers complete drilling equipment packages,
including project management, engineering, procurement and
commissioning. The company provides the full range of
topside drilling equipment and systems, and worldwide
customer support through our global drilling lifecycle
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subcontracts for this project, please visit www.akersolutions.com/suppliers
Aker Solutions provides oilfield products, systems and
services for customers in the oil and gas industry
world-wide. The company's knowledge and technologies
span from reservoir to production and through the life of a
Aker Solutions brings together engineering and technologies
for oil and gas drilling, field development and production.
The company employs approximately 23 500 people in more
than 30 countries. They apply the knowledge and create and
use technologies that deliver their customers'
Aker Solutions ASA is the parent company in the group,
which consists of a number of separate legal entities. Aker
Solutions is used as the common brand and trademark for
most of these entities. In 2011 Aker Solutions had
aggregated annual revenues of approximately NOK 36.5
billion. The company is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange.
This press release may include forward-looking information
or statements and is subject to our disclaimer, see www.akersolutions.com.
This information is subject of the disclosure requirements
pursuant to section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities