Johan Castberg is a conventional oil development located in deepwater in Norway and is operated by Equinor Energy. According to GlobalData, who tracks more than 34,000 active and developing oil and gas fields worldwide, Johan Castberg was discovered in 2011, lies in block 7220/5P (PL 532), 7220/8P (PL 532), 7220/7P (PL 532), and 7220/4 (PL 532), with water depth of around 1,278 feet. Buy the profile here.

The project is currently in construction stage and is expected to start commercial production in 2024. Final investment decision (FID) of the project was approved in 2017. The development cost is expected to be $5,645 m. The Johan Castberg conventional oil development will involve the drilling of approximately 30 wells and includes FPSO, subsea manifold, and subsea trees.

Field participation details

The field is owned by Eni, Equinor, HitecVision and Petoro.

Production from Johan Castberg

Production from the Johan Castberg conventional oil development project is expected to begin in 2024 and is forecast to peak in 2026, to approximately 192,905 bpd of crude oil and condensate. Based on economic assumptions, the production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2049.

Remaining recoverable reserves

The field is expected to recover 552.44 Mmboe, comprised of 552.44 Mmbbl of crude oil & condensate.

Contractors involved in the Johan Castberg conventional oil field

Some of the key contractors involved in the Johan Castberg project as follows.

Design/FEED Engineering: Aker Solutions, GE Water & Process Technologies, Aibel, Halvorsen TEC and IKM Holding

Main EPC: Sembcorp Marine Rigs and Floaters

EPC Contractors: SBM Offshore, Dubai World, Kvaerner, Halvorsen TEC and Hammerfest Industriservice

Other Contractors: Aker Solutions, ABB, Alimak Group, Ashtead Technology and Alcatel Submarine Networks Spas

About Equinor Energy

Equinor Energy AS (Equinor Energy) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Equinor ASA. The company provides oil and gas exploration and production services. It extracts, refines, and transports natural gas, crude oil, and wind power for manufacturing of synthetic fabrics, plastics, asphalt, cosmetics, and medicines. Equinor Energy is headquartered in Stavanger, Norway.

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