Leading vendor inspection, quality assurance and quality control service provider VENTEQ has secured a new contract with Statoil to deliver third party inspection services for its Mariner area development. The four year deal will see VENTEQ, a CAN Group business stream, providing a range of vendor inspection services to Statoil’s new operations based in Aberdeen. These services will include inspection and release of hired and transportable equipment, new fabrications, witness testing, quality assurance and quality control.
Statoil’s Mariner project is the largest field development on the UKCS in more than a decade, with a gross investment of more than £4.5billion. It is expected to produce more than 250 million barrels of heavy oil during its projected 30-year lifespan.
VENTEQ Operations Manager, David Swanton said: “The Mariner area development is currently one of the largest projects in the UKCS and we are very excited to have been selected to support Statoil in its execution with the provision of vendor inspection services for the Mariner installation. Our experience enables us to field a strong team of vendor and QA/QC inspectors, experienced across a wide range of disciplines.
“VENTEQ is committed to delivering the highest quality of services ensuring safety, integrity and certainty across all our activities and those of our clients. This contract award is a significant addition to our current client profile. It will present opportunities to expand our core staff levels and create further advancement prospects for the team within the VENTEQ organisation.”
Statoil is an international energy company with operations in 37 countries. Building on more than 40 years of experience from oil and gas production on the Norwegian continental shelf, it is committed to accommodating the world's energy needs in a responsible manner, applying technology and creating innovative business solutions. It is headquartered in Stavanger, Norway with approximately 22,000 employees worldwide, and is listed on the New York and Oslo stock exchanges.
Formed in 1986, Aberdeen headquartered CAN Group is now a diversified market leader with distinct business streams including VENTEQ, ENGTEQ and CAN. These business streams, with a combined workforce of more than 700 people, provide a comprehensive asset integrity service, spanning quality assurance and quality control services, integrity engineering, inspection, maintenance and access solutions.