DeepOcean and Aker BP enter into long term strategic partnership agreement
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DeepOcean and Aker BP enter into long term strategic partnership agreement

Haugesund, Norway – 3 March 2022 – DeepOcean AS, a subsidiary of ocean services provider DeepOcean, has entered into a long term strategic partnership agreement with Norwegian operator Aker BP.

The agreement has a duration until end 2026 with options to extend it for another four years. 

Under the agreement,DeepOcean will be Aker BP’s preferred supplier of subsea operations related to inspection, intervention, repair, survey and emergent operations together with associated onshore engineering and project management services. 

Further, DeepOcean will supply additional vessel capacity and subsea services that may be required by Aker BP and its Subsea Alliance. 

“Having a long term relationship is a key enabler to achieve operational cost savings, through early engagement in the planning phase, selecting the most efficient work sequences and methods. This strategic partner ship will help realize those benefits,” says Rolf Ivar Sørdal, Commercial Director in DeepOcean.

Development of new technologies is a new, key element in the partnership agreement. The parties have a joint commitment to co-operate on adopting new technologies, with a focus on ‘RemoteFirst’, whereby conventional vessel and tooling operations can be replaced by more efficient, innovative and sustainable solutions.

“Developing and implementing new technologies require joint cooperation over time to capitalize on the efficiencies gained, both in terms of cost savings and greener operations. We are very pleased that Aker BP has selected DeepOcean as its partner, and we look forward to further strengthening our relationship by soon implementing the various ongoing technology initiatives,” adds Rolf Ivar Sørdal.

DeepOcean will lead its part of the work out of its offices in Haugesund and Stavanger, Norway.

For further information, please contact:

Rolf Ivar Sørdal, Commercial Director Europe,DeepOcean AS, phone: +47 950 88 030

About DeepOcean

DeepOcean is a world-leading ocean services provider, enabling energy transition and sustainable use of ocean resources, offering survey, engineering, project management, installation, maintenance, and recycling services for oil and gas, offshore renewables, deep sea minerals, and other ocean services.  

Across the global offices, DeepOcean is a trusted independent solutions provider with highly skilled industry experts, using world-class fit-for-purpose tools and technology to drive cost-efficient and safe operations. The company delivers innovative engineering solutions focusing on remote and unmanned operations and digitally-enabled services while continuously striving to lower the carbon footprint.