Accommodation rig Haven, owned by Jacktel, a subsidiary of Master Marine, has started operations at the Equinor-operated Johan Sverdrup field located offshore Norway.
Jacktel said on Friday that the Haven began providing accommodation services for Equinor at the Johan Sverdrup field.
Equinor awarded a contract to Jacktel for providing accommodation services on the Johan Sverdrup field in the North Sea in November 2015.
Prior to the start of operations on the field, UAE-based provider of rig services Lamprell completed an upgrade to the mobile operating unit Haven and turned it into an accommodation rig.
The contract for the Haven rig upgrade was awarded to Lamprell in September 2016, and it involved procurement, construction, and installation of extended legs and new suction caissons.
The Haven can accommodate up to 400 personnel during offshore installation and commissioning activities at Equinor’s Johan Sverdrup phase 1 development project.
As for Johan Sverdrup, the project will be developed in several phases, and the PDO for phase 2 will be submitted to Norwegian authorities in the second half of 2018.
The development concept for Phase 1 of Johan Sverdrup establishes a field center consisting of four platforms on the field. Phase 2 builds on this infrastructure, adding another processing platform to the field center. Overall, this will result in a processing capacity of 660,000 barrels of oil per day.
Recently, Allseas’ Pioneering Spirit vessel installed the 22,000 t drilling platform topsides for the Johan Sverdrup field.
Completed on June 2, this was the first platform installation job performed by Pioneering Spirit, and, according to Allseas, the heaviest installation ever executed in a single lift offshore to date
Offshore Energy Today Staff