Ocean Installer has completed permanent subsea installation at Johan Sverdrup field, which marks the start of offshore work.

This offshore campaign, which took place in late January, is in line with project plans and schedule and involved the installation of a subsea template for water injection.

Weighing 290t, the template was installed using the CSV Normand Vision.

Ocean Installer CEO Steinar Riise said: “This was a very complex lift, taking place during what is normally one of the most challenging offshore months in the North Sea. But thorough planning and excellent cooperation with Statoil ensured that the campaign went very smoothly."

"This was a very complex lift, taking place during what is normally one of the most challenging offshore months in the North Sea."

For Ocean Installer, this will be the first offshore campaign to be executed for Statoil on Johan Sverdrup this year. By mid-2017, Ocean Installer will have installed on two more subsea templates for water injection on the field.

Riise added: “We are very happy that Statoil have chosen us as one of the contributors to this important project on the Norwegian Shelf and we are looking forward to the next offshore Sverdrup campaign.”

Last February, Ocean Installer secured the contract of the Johan Sverdrup work as part of a larger Statoil contract for subsea installation works that also included Gina Krog and Oseberg Vestflanken. Together, this comprises a huge portion of Statoil’s planned subsea construction work on the NCS for this year.

Ocean Installer is majority-owned by HitecVision, an investor in the oil and gas industry.