Statoil begins offshore mobilization for Norway’s Johan Sverdrup

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Statoil begins offshore mobilization for Norway’s Johan Sverdrup


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Up to 2,400 men and women have started to mobilize for the hook-up and completion of Johan Sverdrup field in the North Sea.


Photo: Anette Westgård – Woldcam / Statoil.

Approximately 150 people, plus crew from the flotel-operator ProSafe, set sail aboard the floating accommodation vessel Safe Zephyrus from Mekjarvik outside Stavanger, bound for the North Sea.

When the flotel arrives at the Johan Sverdrup field this weekend, it will mark the beginning of the offshore mobilization of the giant field, which will be in production for more than 50 years.

“This is a big day for Statoil and the Johan Sverdrup partnership. Today we’re sending the first group of people offshore to start the important task of hooking up the growing Johan Sverdrup field center and preparing for production start-up late next year,” says Trond Bokn, senior V.P. for Johan Sverdrup.

As soon as Safe Zephyrus arrives at its destination, the work to finalize the riser platform—the first topside installed at the field—will begin. Soon after, hook-up preparations will begin for the drilling platform, the next topside to arrive in early June.

With two platforms in place, the accommodation jack-up vessel Haven will join Safe Zephyrus at the field to increase bed capacity to nearly 900 beds during the hook-up and finalization phases of the project, enabling three shifts of up to 2400 workers from Statoil and our suppliers to be based at Johan Sverdrup field.

Source: World Oil