Statoil ASA reported the plan for development and operation (PDO) for Johan Sverdrup field in the North Sea has been approved by Norway’s Ministry of Petroleum and Energy.
The ministry also approved associated plans for installation and operation of pipelines and power supply from shore.
Phase 1 will have four bridge-linked platforms and three subsea water injection templates. Production from the first phase is expected to reach 380,000 b/d of oil.
Statoil said contracts worth more than 40 billion kroner have been awarded with more contracts expected this year (OGJ Online, June 15, 2015).
The first piece of the Johan Sverdrup development—a 280-tonne predrilling template with eight well slots—was recently installed.