Statoil: New Sailing Routes from Supply Bases in Southern Norway

Statoil has decided to alter its sailing routes from the supply bases in Southern Norway to the platforms in the North Sea. The decision is a result of several years’ work aimed at optimising use of supply vessels and bases.

The current sailing routes to the platforms in the North Sea from the bases in Florø, Mongstad, Ågotnes and Dusavik largely stem from the days when three different companies (Saga, Hydro and Statoil) operated the installations being supplied. Adapting and streamlining the sailing routes will extract substantial savings, both financially and in terms of the environment. Estimated cost savings are in the order of NOK 250 million per year, along with a reduction in Co2 emissions estimated at 20 000 tonnes per year.

“The changes in the current sailing routes are essential if we are to remain competitive in the time ahead,” says head of Logistics and emergency preparedness, Gunnar Breivik. He adds that reducing logistics costs is an important element in extending the lifetime of our operated fields, as logistics costs account for around 10 per cent of the operating costs for an installation.

More cost-efficient, better for the environment

This change is an important contribution to the work of making operations on the Norwegian shelf more cost-efficient and better for the environment. At the same time, the objective is a seamless change for the installations being supplied from these four bases. It has also been important for Statoil to maintain activity at all of the affected bases, but not necessarily the same type of activities as before.

The changes will result in more supply activity from Dusavik and Mongstad, and less from the bases in Florø and Ågotnes. However, Florø will become Statoil’s dedicated base for pipes (casing), while Ågotnes will become the dedicated base for subsea equipment.

Safeguarding employee interests

The change in sailing route will mean a change in activity at the affected bases.

“Following up our employees is important for us, particularly at Ågotnes and Florø. We will be devoting ample time to find good solutions for each employee,” says Gunnar Breivik. “At the same time, we must work closely with the base companies to see which measures we can initiate, either individually or together, to reduce negative effects.”

“This could entail moving other activities that do not rely on supply boats, supporting initiatives in local/regional education, enhancing efforts in specialised areas where the bases already have an advantage, among other things.”

“According to the plan, most of the effects will be implemented during the course of 2015, when we enter into new base contracts. However, we will take the time we need to put all the practical details into place.”

Statoil, November 1, 2013

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