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His Majesty the King to Open Equinor’s Johan Sverdrup

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Equinor has informed that His Majesty the King will perform the official opening of the Johan Sverdrup field centre on January 07, 2020.

Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg and the Minister of Petroleum and Energy Kjell-Børge Freiberg will also be present.

The official opening will take place at the field centre in the North Sea.

Equinor and its partners Lundin Norway, Petoro, Aker BP and Total will invite guests and field centre personnel to attend the opening, the company said.

The event will start by a lunch on board, followed by an official opening ceremony and a guided tour of the field centre.

Production on Johan Sverdrup started on October 5 this year.

Johan Sverdrup has expected recoverable reserves of 2.7 billion barrels of oil equivalent and the full field can produce up to 660,000 barrels of oil per day at peak.

Powered with electricity from shore, the field has record-low CO2 emissions of well-below 1 kg per barrel.

The Johan Sverdrup field is developed in two phases. Phase II of the development was approved by Norwegian authorities in May 2019 with production start-up expected in Q4 2022.

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