Photo: Oseberg field centre; Source: Equinor

Vysus scores work on Oseberg field from Aibel

Global engineering and technology consultancy Vysus Group, formerly known as Lloyd’s Register Energy, has secured a contract with Aibel for work on Equinor’s Oseberg field centre.

Vysus said that the scope would see the company perform various safety studies, from hazard identification studies to carrying out consequence modelling and quantitative risk analysis.

The project is designed to maximise gas exports via low-pressure production while minimising CO2 emissions from what is an energy-intensive process. The work carried out by Vysus Group represents one of several key elements in the front-end engineering and design for the Oseberg OGP project.

Remi Martini, principal risk management consultant at Vysus, said: “We are pleased to continue our longstanding, global relationship with Aibel for risk management consultancy services. It is worth noting that Vysus Group has been involved with the project since the concept stage.

The work being carried out by Vysus Group at the field is crucial to these types of large modifications, which require approval by the relevant petroleum authorities”.

To remind, Equinor awarded compatriot Aibel a portfolio agreement for the Oseberg fields for the period 2020-2026.

Equinor said back in July 2020 that the portfolio agreement aimed to ensure a holistic approach to the planning and execution of projects at the Oseberg fields.

As for Oseberg, having sold around 2.9 billion barrels of oil, it is Norway’s third-largest oil producer of all time, following Statfjord and Ekofisk. Since production started in 1988, the Oseberg field has generated an estimated revenue of more than $95.4 billion.

The gas is exported from the Oseberg field centre to markets in the UK and the Continent. Oil and condensate are piped to the Sture terminal in Øygarden, north of Bergen.

Production from the first unmanned wellhead platform on the Norwegian continental shelf, Oseberg H, started in the autumn of 2018.