Johan Sverdrup

MRC Teamtrade and MRC Energy Piping have secured contracts to support Statoil’s Johan Sverdrup project in the North Sea.

The offshore Johan Sverdrup development will have four platforms, which include a utility and accommodation platform, a processing platform, a drilling platform, as well as a riser platform all connected by bridges.

Under the contract, MRC Energy Piping will supply the pipe, fittings and flanges (PFF) to the processing and riser platforms of the project.

The PFF contract was awarded to MRC Energy Piping by Samsung Heavy Industries, which was selected by Statoil to construct the two platforms.

For all four platforms, the instrumentation products would be provided by MRC Teamtrade throughout the field’s lifetime.

The products include Hoke Gyrolok fittings, instrument valves and manifolds.

"This has created this opportunity for growth even in the face of this challenging market."

MRC will also supply BuTech high-pressure fittings, tubing and valves, and instrument tubing, heat-traced tubing, hoses and seal rings.

MRC Global chairman, president and CEO Andrew Lane said: "Our January 2014 acquisition of Stream AS, part of our long-term strategy to expand internationally and grow our upstream offshore business, brought both MRC Teamtrade and MRC Energy Piping to our company.

"Their long-term relationships and excellent track record with Statoil, now one of our top 20 customers, has created this opportunity for growth even in the face of this challenging market."

The Johan Sverdrup field is operated by Statoil with a 40.0267% ownership and the remaining partners are Lundin Norway (22.6%), Petoro (17.36%), Det norske oljeselskap (11.5733%) and Maersk Oil (8.44%).


Image: The Johan Sverdrup development will have four platforms. Photo: © Statoil.