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Statoil has awarded contracts worth Nkr2.5bn ($286m) for the linepipe, coating and pipe installation of the Johan Sverdrup project in the North Sea.

The company awarded the linepipe fabrication contract for export pipelines to Mitsui & Co Norway, which will deliver 220,000t of steel for the oil and gas pipelines totalling 430km.

Production is set to begin at Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal (NSSMC) steelworks in Japan in early 2016.

Statoil selected Wasco Coatings Malaysia to provide external anti-corrosion treatment and concrete weight coating for the oil and gas pipelines.

The company will also provide internal flow coating for the gas pipeline. Wasco will carry out the work at its Malaysian factory in 2017.

Saipem has secured the pipe-laying contract for the Johan Sverdrup oil and gas export pipelines, with operation scheduled to begin in the first quarter of 2018 using the CastorOne laying vessel.

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"We are well-positioned to deliver the first oil from Johan Sverdrup from late-2019."

Johan Sverdrup project senior vice-president Kjetel Digre said: "We have selected a solid team of principal suppliers for the Johan Sverdrup export pipelines, and are thus well-positioned to deliver first oil from Johan Sverdrup from late-2019."

The Mongstad terminal will receive the stabilised oil through a new oil pipeline that is connected to existing storage caverns.

Gas will be exported to Kårstø gas terminal by using a new gas pipeline.

The oil export solution comprises a 36in-wide, 274km-long pipeline to the Mongstad terminal, and the gas export solution includes a 156km, 18in pipeline tied in to the Statpipe rich gas pipeline.

Statoil operates the Johan Sverdrup field with a 40.0267% stake along with partners Lundin Norway (22.6%), Petoro (17.36%), Det norske oljeselskap (11.5733%) and Maersk Oil (8.44%).

The oil field is located in the North Sea, 140km west of Stavanger, Norway, and lies in two different production licences.

Image: The stabilised oil will be exported to the Mongstad terminal through a new oil pipeline. Photo: © Statoil.