Johan Sverdrup SURF project goes to IKM Ocean Design

Statoil has awarded the Johan Sverdrup SURF Detail Engineering and Services 2015-20 contract to IKM Ocean Design.

Johan Sverdrup field is a large oil discovery in production licenses PL265, PL501 and PL502 in the Utsira High region of Norwegian Continental Shelf, 140 km west of Stavanger. The field development is a phased development. Phase one includes the establishment of the field center, consisting of four platforms: A process platform, a drilling platform, a riser platform and a living quarter platform. Subsea, phase one consists of umbilicals and water injection pipelines running from the field center to the injection templates, with the purpose to provide pressure support.

Statoil and its partners submitted the Plan for Development and Operation (PDO) for Johan Sverdrup, Phase one, to the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, Norway on February 13, 2015.

CEO of IKM Ocean Design, Peder Hoås, says: “IKM Ocean Design has had a long-term objective to continue our involvement in the Johan Sverdrup Field Development. We are therefore very proud that Statoil has chosen IKM Ocean Design for this prestigious contract.”

Hoås further says: “IKM Ocean Design has, over the last year, worked actively to develop improved and new cost-effective technical solutions for our Clients and that these important improvements have been necessary to adapt to the current market situation. The Johan Sverdrup SURF Project will be a continuation of the good work carried out in earlier phases of the project and gives us the opportunity to further support Statoil and its partners in the design of the field architecture and subsea solutions for the largest oil discovery on NCS for thirty years.”

The contract has a duration of two years for the completion of detailed design, follow-on and supervision for all pipelines and cables in the field. Furthermore, an option of three years includes future phases of the field. According to IKM Ocean Design, the engineering work starts immediately.

In addition to this contract, Statoil also recently awarded a contract for the construction of the deck for the drilling platform on the Johan Sverdrup field to Aibel and a sub-contract for the Johan Sverdrup drilling platform topside to Odfjell Drilling. Furthermore, Statoil signed a contract with Allseas for installation of three platform topsides on the Johan Sverdrup field. The topsides will be installed by heavy-lift vessel Pioneering Spirit (formerly known as the Pieter Schelte).

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