The first Johan Sverdrup topside installed

Framo congratulates Statoil with the first Sverdrup topside installed

Wednesday 25 of April the last module of the Johan Sverdrup riser platform was lifted into place by the heavy-lift vessel “Thialf", according to Statoil. With this, the first of four topsides of the next North Sea giant has been installed.

The riser platform is one of four platforms that make up the field centre on the Johan Sverdrup field in Phase 1 of the project.

The riser platform is a particularly central piece of the Johan Sverdrup field center. It handles all exports of oil and gas from the Johan Sverdrup field. Oil and gas worth more than NOK 350 million will pass daily through the platform at peak production (based on current oil price of around USD 70 per barrel and a production of 660,000 barrels per day), as well as power from shore will also make Johan Sverdrup one of the most carbon efficient fields on the Norwegian continental shelf.

The installation of the riser platform marks the beginning of one of the most hectic installation programs ever for a project in Statoil. More than 400 km of pipelines, 200 km of power cables, the drilling platform, two jackets and a bridge, will be installed during the next weeks and months.

Production start-up is late in 2019.

Read more about the Johan Sverdrup Project on Statoil's webpage or about Framo oil and gas pumping system.