Contract awarded for Johan Sverdrup processing and riser platforms

Statoil, on behalf of the Johan Sverdrup license, has awarded Samsung Heavy Industries the topsides contracts for both the processing and riser platforms. The total contract value is NOK 7 billion.

The contract is a fabrication contract (FC) for the topsides for the processing and riser platforms. Aker Solutions has previously been awarded the contract for engineering work and purchase of equipment packages for the two aforementioned topsides. 

The function of the processing platform is to ensure oil stabilization as well as processing into rich gas. The riser platform will take care of oil and gas exports, water and gas injection, as well as any future tie-ins. The power cable from onshore also ends on this platform, where the current is transformed from direct current into alternating current for further distribution to the field center.

The topsides will be fabricated at the Samsung’s shipyard in South Korea. 

With this latest award, all contracts for the four topsides have been awarded. The topsides for the drilling platform and the accommodation platform have already been awarded to Aibel (EPC) and Kværner Stord (EPC). In addition, 65% of the equipment packages have been awarded to suppliers with Norwegian billing addresses. 

The development concept for Johan Sverdrup Phase 1 will consist of four installations, including a utility and accommodation platform, a processing platform, a drilling platform, and a riser platform, in addition to three subsea templates for water injection. The platforms will be bridge-linked. The project aims at a recovery rate of 70% for Johan Sverdrup.

The Johan Sverdrup partnership consists of Statoil, Lundin Norway, Petoro, Det norske oljeselskap, and Maersk Oil. The partnership has recommended Statoil as the operator of all field phases.

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