Giant Statoil platform sets sail-away record

The Johan Sverdrup Riser platform has set a new sail-away record as it leaves the Samsung yard in South Korea.

According to Statoil the rig has been put together in “record time”.

The the colossal platform leaves en route to Aibel in Haugesund, Norway before entering the North Sea in the coming days.

£40million will flow daily when the Johan Sverdrup field produces at full capacity.