Foster Wheeler AG has announced that its Global Engineering and Construction Group has entered into a Framework Agreement, awarded by Statoil, acting on behalf of Gassco AS as operator for the Gassled joint venture, for front-end engineering design (FEED) services valid through 2013 to support the development of the Kårstø oil and gas processing plant in Norway. The Kårstø processing plant is ranked as the third largest liquid petroleum gas export facility in the world. Statoil is modifying, on behalf of Gassco, the processing plant, via the Kårstø Life Extension project, to enable it to process new light oil/condensate production coming on stream in the Norwegian North Sea. The Framework Agreement covers a series of different FEED projects. Foster Wheeler has been awarded the first FEED call-off contract for the Gudrun Onshore Modifications project, the objective of which is to enable the Kårstø plant to process light oil from the new Gudrun Field. Gassco is operator for the Kårstø terminal, which is owned by the Gassled joint venture, with Statoil as the technical service provider.