Aker Solutions to conduct future Johan Sverdrup processing platform concept study

Offshore staff

FORNEBU, Norway – Aker Solutions says it will deliver a concept study on a new processing platform for future phases of the Statoil-operated Johan Sverdrup field development offshore Norway.

The study includes design solutions for a tie-in of the platform and future satellites to the field center that is being developed in the project’s first phase. The work will be carried out by the company in Oslo and Stavanger and will be delivered in the summer.

Valborg Lundegaard, head of engineering at Aker Solutions, said: “Johan Sverdrup is of major importance to Norway’s oil industry and we’re very pleased to expand our involvement through work on future phases.

“We’ve worked closely with Statoil to bring down costs and increase the overall efficiency of the development and will continue to push for further improvements.”

The study is being carried out under the framework engineering agreement awarded to Aker Solutions for Johan Sverdrup in 2013.

The company is in the second year of a five-year engineering, procurement and management assistance assignment for the topsides of the first phase’s processing and riser platforms and the overall design integrity of the field. The company says that at its peak this work is expected to involve more than 1,000 employees at engineering hubs in Oslo, London, and Mumbai.

Johan Sverdrup is estimated to hold 1.7-3 Bboe. It is expected to produce 550,000-650,000 boe/d when fully developed, equal to about one-quarter of current domestic output. Production is slated to start in late 2019 and is predicted to last for about 50 years.

Statoil’s partners in the project include Lundin Norway, Petoro, Maersk Oil, and Det norske oljeselskap.


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