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    Jacket for Johan Sverdrup riser platform installed

    Projects and Operations // August 1, 2017

    Late July 2017 saw the jacket for the Johan Sverdrup riser platform installed by the crane vessel Thialf.

    Weighing 26,000 tonnes, the jacket is the largest on the Norwegian continental shelf.

    “This is a special milestone for us, because it is the first visible sign of the Johan Sverdrup field. I am happy that the installation has been carried out safely and fully in line with the plan. We are now looking forward to the next steps of this industrial adventure and the long line of major operations awaiting us. We have already done a lot of work on and below the seabed, and in the time ahead we will gradually become more visible above the sea surface as well,” said Statoil's Kjetel Digre, project director for Johan Sverdrup.

    Topside installation is scheduled for 2018, and production from the field is to start at the end of 2019.

    Peak production is estimated at 40 per cent of NCS oil production.

    The expected field life is 50 years and the ambition is a recovery rate of 70 per cent.

    Recoverable resources are estimated to be between 2 and 3 billion barrels of oil equivalent.

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