Statoil has awarded its two Johan Sverdrup jackets to Kvaerner Verdal and Dragados Offshore.
Krvaerner Verdal won a NOK1billion deal to provide the engineering, fabrication and construction of the steel jacket, which weighs 17,700 tonnes.
Kjetel Digre, senior vice president for the Johan Sverdrup development project, said: “This is the third delivery based on the letter of intent signed by Statoil and Kvaerner for delivery of jackets. This means that Kvaerner will deliver 3 of 4 jackets for the first phase of the Johan Sverdrup development.
“Having documented learning and synergies in connection with existing contracts, Kvaerner has become the supplier of these three jackets and will contribute to improved competitiveness and maximised value creation from Johan Sverdrup.”
The jacket, which will be constructed at the yard in Verdal, has a target installation date of summer 2018.
Dragados Offshore will provide the engineering, fabrication and construction of the steel jacket for the Johan Sverdrup utility and accommodation platform.
The jacket is the smaller of the two, weighing 7,600 tonnes. It will be constructed in a yard in Cadiz.
“We are pleased to include Dragados Offshore in the Johan Sverdrup project, which is a complex puzzle requiring precision and quality in all deliveries. We have good experience with Dragados Offshore from construction of the jacket for the Statoil-operated Mariner project. We are looking forward to resuming our good cooperation, and from day one we will focus on utilizing our experience and ensuring the same quality in this Johan Sverdrup assignment,” Digre added.
The investment costs in the first phase of the Johan Sverdrup, which is targeting a 70% recovery rate, are estimated to be NOK117billion with expected recoverable resources in the range of between 1.4 to 2.4 billion barrels of oil equivalent.