Kongsberg to supply safety and automation systems for Johan Sverdrup Phase 2

Norwegian oil major Equinor has extended an existing contract with Kongsberg for the Phase 2 of the Johan Sverdrup field development located off Norway. 

Kongsberg said on Thursday that Equinor Energy AS contracted Kongsberg Maritime to deliver the safety and automation systems (SAS) for the recently announced Phase 2 of the Johan Sverdrup development in the Norwegian North Sea.

“Kongsberg Maritime’s selection for Johan Sverdrup Phase 2 confirms its existing position as a key technology partner for the project since 2014 when Equinor (then Statoil) awarded a project specific agreement including FEED for delivery of SAS to the four Phase 1 field platforms,” the company said.

The Phase 2 agreement includes delivery of SAS and digital technology for a new processing platform, which is due to start production in 2022.

Kongsberg Maritime will also extend and modify already delivered systems for the field center, in addition to providing three subsea production system tie-backs and technology solutions for shore power at Haugsneset, near Haugesund.

Egil Haugsdal, president of Kongsberg Maritime, said: “We are pleased that Equinor Energy AS is extending the Johan Sverdrup contract into Phase 2 of the development, and look forward to working closely with Equinor and its major contractors to make this new phase of Johan Sverdrup a success.”


Johan Sverdrup

Johan Sverdrup is one of the five biggest oil fields on the Norwegian continental shelf. With expected recoverable resources of between 2.1-3.1 billion barrels of oil equivalent, it will be one of the most important industrial projects in Norway over the next 50 years.

It will be developed in several phases. Phase 1 is expected to start up in late 2019 with production capacity estimated at 440,000 barrels of oil per day.

Phase 2 is expected to start up in 2022, with full field production estimated to peak at 660,000 barrels of oil per day. Peak production on Johan Sverdrup will be equivalent to 25% of all Norwegian petroleum production.

The plan for development and operation (PDO) for Phase 2 will be submitted during the second half of 2018. The concept decision for Phase 2 consists of another processing platform (P2), modifications to the riser platform and subsea production and injection systems.

Statoil is the operator of the field with 40,0267% interest, with partners being Lundin Norway 22,6%, Petoro 17,36%, AkerBP 11,5733% and Maersk Oil (a company of Total) 8,44%.

To remind, accommodation rig Haven started operations at Johan Sverdrup last week. Also, Allseas’ Pioneering Spirit vessel recently installed the 22,000 t drilling platform topsides at the field.

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