Ivar Aasen

Det norske has announced that the Apply Leirvik-built Ivar Aasen living quarters module has been placed on a barge in the harbour at Stord in Norway.

Later on, the 40m tall module weighing 2,300t will be lifted into place at the Ivaar Aasen platform in the North Sea.

The living quarters on Ivar Aasen with seven floors and a total area of around 3,300m², has 70 single cabins, recreation areas, offices, hospital, control rooms as well as helicopter deck.

Det norsk CEO Karl Johnny Hersvik said: "We are very pleased with the project and the work Apply Lervik has performed.

"The project is completed within time and budget, but above all, we are very happy with the excellent HSE standards shown."

"Ivar Aasen contains around 204 million barrels of oil equivalent."

At present, the Ivar Aasen topside is sailing from Singapore to the North Sea.

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Production from the Ivar Aasen is expected around 1 December this year.

Located west of the Johan Sverdrup field in the North Sea, Ivar Aasen contains around 204 million barrels of oil equivalent, including the Hanz discovery.

The field’s economic life is expected to be as long as 20 years, depending on oil prices and production trends.

The Ivar Aasen development, which is operated by Det norske with a 34.8% stake, consists of resources in five fields, PL 001B, 028B, 242, 338 and 547.

Image: The living quarters on Ivar Aasen has seven floors and a total area of around 3,300m². Photo: courtesy of Apply Leirvik.