Under the contract, Eni will use Champion’s experience, capability and innovative products to continue its production chemistry management throughout the life of the Goliat oil field, which is expected to be over 15 years.

The contract has been signed at a consideration of $5.5m per year until 2016 with an option of two years extension.

Eni is developing the Barents Sea’s first oil discovery and is planning to bring the field on stream in 2014, producing to a floating, production storage, and offloading vessel.

Champion Technologies Scandinavia business manager Torstein Håland said the contract will help the company grow and position itself for future expansion of the oil and gas sector in this region.

"The challenges of this work for Champion Technologies are not only technical in nature but also involve working in a harsh environment, with winter conditions requiring additional protection and safeguards for people, products and procedures," Håland added.

The company will also work with local supply chain and logistics businesses to support Eni with shorter transportation periods and continuous operational support.