Posted On: 17-06-2020
Norwegian oil and gas company Aker BP has awarded PG Flow Solutions a contract to supply several pump systems for the normally unmanned wellhead platform to be used at the planned Hod field development in the North Sea. PG Flow Solutions said on Wednesday that Aker BP awarded the contract on behalf of the Wellhead Platform Alliance which consists of Aker BP, Kvaerner, ABB, and Aker Solutions. The contract award follows an agreement between a broad political majority in Norway to make temporary changes to the Norwegian petroleum tax system. As it stands, the Hod development in the Valhall area is Aker BP’s first project to be launched as a direct result of the tax changes. Steve Paulsen, CEO of PG Flow Solutions, stated: “It is reassuring to see that operators stay true to their word and initiate projects that were put on hold as a consequence of the extraordinary negative effects caused by the COVID-19 outbreak”. The planned wellhead platform, named “Hod B”,is the second project by the Wellhead Platform Alliance. The alliance’s first project was the Valhall Flank West field development and its normally unmanned wellhead platform. It came on stream in the fourth quarter of 2019.