Statoil has awarded contracts to Kvaerner Verdal and Dragados Offshore to provide two jackets for Johan Sverdrup field in the North Sea.
As part of the Nkr1bn ($121m) contract, Kvaerner will provide services such as engineering, fabrication and construction of the steel jacket for the processing platform.
The 17,700t jacket would be constructed at the yard in Verdal and installed on the Johan Sverdrup field in 2018.
Kvaerner will carry out the engineering at its offices in Oslo, while the project management will be based at the company’s facility for complex jackets in Verdal.
Johan Sverdrup development project senior vice president Kjetel Digre said: "This is the third delivery based on the letter of intent signed by Statoil and Kvaerner for delivery of jackets.
"This means that Kvaerner will deliver three of four jackets for the first phase of the Johan Sverdrup development."
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Under the contract, Dragados Offshore will also provide engineering, fabrication and construction of the 7,600t steel jacket for the Johan Sverdrup utility as well as accommodation platform.
Being constructed at the yard in Cadiz, this jacket is also scheduled to be installed in 2018.
According to Statoil, the first phase of the Johan Sverdrup development will involve an expected investment of Nkr117bn ($14.18bn) with predicted recoverable resources in the range of 1.4 billion to 2.4 billion barrels of oil equivalent.
During this phase, four installations will take place including a utility and accommodation platform, a processing platform, a drilling platform and a riser platform in addition to three subsea water injection templates.
Partners in the Johan Sverdrup development include Statoil 40.0267% (operator), Lundin Norway 22.6%, Petoro 17.36%, Det norske oljeselskap 11.5733% and Maersk Oil 8.44%.
Image: Kvaerner will provide services including engineering, fabrication and construction of the steel jacket for the Johan Sverdrup field. Photo: © Statoil.