WorleyParsons preparing Edvard Grieg platform for production from nearby fields

Oilfield services firm Rosenberg WorleyParsons has won a contract to modify Lundin’s Edvard Grieg platform offshore Norway, to enable it to receive oil from nearby offshore oil fields.

Edvard Grieg platform / Image source: Lundin

Lundin on Tuesday said the contract, of undisclosed value, would have “important ripple effects locally and regionally and provide work for 150 people.”

“The objective of the modification is to prepare the platform to receive and process oil and gas from nearby fields. Luno II and Rolvsnes will be the first discoveries to be tied into Edvard Grieg,” Lundin said.

Edvard Grieg, located in the North Sea some 180 kilometers west of Stavanger, started production on November 28, 2015.

The work starts in 2019

Stavanger-based Rosenberg WorleyParsons will start engineering related to prefabrication of steel structures, pipelines, and other necessary material immediately, while the installation work offshore will start in the first half of 2019. The work is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2021.

“The work to prepare the Edvard Grieg platform to receive oil and gas from nearby fields is very important for us,” says managing director in Lundin Norway, Kristin Færøvik. “This will ensure both good utilization of the infrastructure we already have in the platform and export pipeline, and it will enable us to achieve profitable development of smaller fields in the area.”

“The work to prepare the Edvard Grieg platform to receive oil and gas from nearby fields is very important for us.”

The Edvard Grieg platform was designed as a field center, enabling processing oil and gas from other fields in the area. Apart from its own production, Edvard Grieg currently processes hydrocarbons from the Ivar Aasen field.

With the modifications to be carried out by WorleyParsons, the platform will be able to handle the satellite fields Luno II and Rolvsnes, both operated by Lundin Norway. Also, preparations for additional satellite fields will be made.

Luno II FID in 2019

The Luno II field is located 19 kilometers south of Edvard Grieg, and the plan is to develop the field as a subsea installation with a pipeline back to Edvard Grieg. The goal is to submit the PDO (plan for development and operation) for Luno II in early 2019.

The initial plan for Rolvsnes is to conduct a long-term well test where oil and gas is processed on Edvard Grieg. The Rolvsnes discovery was made in a reservoir consisting of fractured and weathered basement rocks. This is a new type of reservoir for the Norwegian shelf, and more knowledge is needed in order to select an efficient development solution, Lundin said.

“Rosenberg WorleyParsons won this contract in sharp competition with both Norwegian and international suppliers,” says Kristin Færøvik. “It is gratifying for both us and partners, but also for the entire oil and gas industry in Norway, that the Norwegian supplier industry is capable of competing at the very top, in global terms,” says Færøvik.

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