Statoil has released footage of ongoing work for the Johan Sverdrup field.
The timelapse footage, taken at Kværner’s Verdal yard last month, shows the riser platform (RP) jacket being put together.
The RP jacket weighs approx. 27,000 tonnes, and is the largest ever designed by the engineering company.
Statoil’s Johan Sverdrup development will eventually consist of four installations connected by gangways.
The completed development will have a utility and living quarters platform, a processing platform, a drilling platform and the RP, as well as three subsea water injection templates.
The investment costs in the first phase of the Johan Sverdrup development were estimated at around NOK 117 billion in 2015 and is one of the biggest projects ever undertaken in the Norwegian sector.
Expected recoverable resources in the range of 1.4 – 2.4 billion barrels of oil equivalent.