GALLERY: EPG loads out second module for Johan Sverdrup living quarters

Poland’s Energomontaz-Północ Gdynia (EPG) has loaded out elements of the living quarters (LQ) for the Statoil-operated Johan Sverdrup field, offshore Norway.

EPG is a member of Mars Shipyards & Offshore, a Polish manufacturer of specialized, fully equipped steel structures for the offshore, energy, and shipbuilding industry and consists of EPG, Energop, MSR Gryfia and Nauta, and marine and offshore design office Mars Design & Solutions.

Mars said that the module was loaded out on March 14 and 15 and that the heavy load carrier MERI would deliver the module to the contractual partner.

EPG is performing this contract for the K2JV consortium, a joint venture of Kvaerner Stord and Kellog Brown & Root.

Construction made in EPG weights about 800 tonnes and its dimensions are 35 x 45 meters. The structure has been placed onboard the heavy load carrier using a hydraulic skidding system.

EPG delivered the first of three huge modules being built for the Johan Sverdrup field last month.

Bartłomiej Kwiatek, the project manager at EPG, said that the delivery of the third module is planned for May 2017.

According to the contract with K2JV, EPG will produce more than 2,800 tonnes of steel structures for the field.

Johan Sverdrup is located on the Utsira Height 160 kilometers west of Stavanger, operated by Statoil with 40.0267% interest. Its partners are Lundin with 22.6% interest, Petoro with 17.36%, Aker BP with 11.5733%, and Maersk Oil with 8.44% interest.

Phase one of Johan Sverdrup development will consist of four bridge-linked platforms, in addition to three subsea water injection templates.

Daily production during this phase is estimated at 440,000 barrels per day with peak production estimated to reach 660,000 barrels daily. Peak production will be equivalent to 40 percent of all NCS petroleum production.