(EnergyAsia, March 29) — Unocal Thailand, a subsidiary of the US company, has awarded Norway’s Aker Kvaerner a contract for the supply of surface wellhead equipment and associated services to be used in its Gulf of Thailand operations. The assignment will run over two years, with an option for further two years, said Aker Kvaerner.

It added: “Should the two year option be exercised then the value of the contract is estimated to be in excess of US$35 million.

Aker Kvaerner said its subsea and wellhead business unit, Kvaerner Oilfield Products (KOP), will deliver the equipment from its manufacturing plant located on Batam Island in Indonesia. The project will entail supplying between 850 and 1,000 sets of surface wellheads and Christmas trees over the contract period.  KOP will provide associated installation and maintenance services from its service support centers in Songkhla and Bangkok in Thailand.

Unocal Thailand and Kvaerner Oilfield Products have been condutcing surface wellhead business in the Gulf of Thailand and surrounding region since the early 1980s.

Through its subsidiaries and affiliates, Aker Kvaerner has become a leading global provider of engineering and construction services, technology products and integrated solutions.