Johan Sverdrup Field

Gassco has been selected to operate the 156km pipeline of Johan Sverdrup field in the North Sea, being developed by Statoil, Lundin Norway, Petoro, Det norske oljeselskap and Maersk Oil.

The Norwegian parliament (Storting) recently approved the partnership’s plan for development and operation (PDO) of the Johan Sverdrup field, located 140km west of Stavanger, Norway.

Once the Johan Sverdrup field is operational, Gassco will take over as operator of the gas transport system from the site.

The 18in pipeline will run from the field’s riser platform and would be tied into the Statpipe rich gas system on the seabed west of Karmøy.

"Once the Johan Sverdrup field is operational, Gassco will take over as operator of the gas transport system from the site."

This allows gas to flow to the Kårstø process plant located north of Stavanger.

According to Gassco, the new pipeline’s capacity will exceed the own requirements of the oil field, while creating opportunities for more gas exports from the Utsira High area.

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Set to be operational in December 2019, Johan Sverdrup is expected to produce for a period of 50 years.

The Johan Sverdrup oil field lies in two different production licenses and comprises two different discoveries called Avaldsnes and Aldous Major South.

The field is expected to hold 1.8-2.9 billion barrels of oil and the oil produced will be transported by pipelines to the Mongstad refinery where it will be shipped and refined.

Image: The Johan Sverdrup field is located 140km west of Stavanger, Norway. Photo: courtesy of Cubility.