Largest Norwegian North Sea Oil Project for over a Generation
Posted on: 29/08/2014

The Johan Sverdrup is the largest offshore oil find in the Norwegian North Sea for 30 years, estimated to hold between 2 and 3 billion barrels of oil equivalents. The field extends over an area of approximately 200 km² and is located in the mature area of Utsira High, 140 kms west of Stavanger, Norway.

Production is expected to start in 2019 and set to be equal to 25% of Norway’s current domestic output day when fully developed; releasing 550,000 – 650,000 barrels of oil equivalents over an expected life span of 50 years.

Statoil is the working operator for the development, which spans three licenses. The other partners are Lundin Norway, Petoro, Maersk Oil and Det norske oljeselskap.

Aker Solutions will be providing the Engineering Services, Procurement and Management Assistance (EPma) for up to the next 10 years. As the FEED stage nears completion, Aker Solutions are already assembling one of the largest Engineering teams to deliver the Design and Engineering phases of the project, already involving some 400 personnel out of Oslo office with support from the London office.

The work covers four planned platforms operating in water depths of 110 meters, including all the topsides, jackets and bridges spanning the facilities.

Valborg Lundegaard, head of engineering at Aker Solutions commented on the project saying “Johan Sverdrup represents the future of the Norwegian oil industry and we are working closely with Statoil, the operator, to ensure the best possible solution. We have put together our biggest-ever front-end engineering design team for this project and the work is now two-thirds completed.”

With continued developments and discoveries in the UK & Norwegian North Sea the growing need for experienced Offshore Engineers and the conveyor of bright Engineering graduates into the sector is stronger than ever.

Blueprint Recruitment are looking to hear from Naval Architects, Design Draughters & Engineers at all levels for Staff & Contract opportunities working on prestigious Offshore and Subsea projects.

Please call us on 02392 603030 for a chat in confidence.

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