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Johan Sverdrup Offshore Project: A Giant Comes to Life

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Timing is Crucial For Engineering on the High Seas

The timing of the FEED phase is crucial. It develops the concept to the detail needed that will allow contractors, yards and vendors to bid for contracts to supply equipment and fabrication services. Many contracts need to be in place next year for the field to start production as planned in 2019.

"We worked with Statoil throughout 2013 to identify the optimal development solution for Johan Sverdrup," said Lundegaard. "We're very excited to now put the finishing touches on the matured designs that will ensure the project is on track."


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The Next Phases for the Johan Sverdrup Project

The final FEED report is slated for delivery before the end of the year and will be used by the field partners to make a final investment decision for the first phase development. A plan for development is then expected to be submitted in February next year to Norwegian authorities for approval.

The next stage, after approval, will be detailed design and procurement services. Aker Solutions' contract with Statoil has an EPma option for the development's first phase and additional options for work in later phases.

Drilling floor on Ocean Vanguard
Drilling floor on Ocean Vanguard
(Picture: Øyvind Hagen - Statoil ASA)

Delivery Model – Drawing Expertise From all Areas

Aker Solutions has seamless project execution models, systems and tools that share work across locations to meet client expectations for quality, local presence, speed and competitiveness. For Johan Sverdrup, the delivery model for phase one has tapped expertise in Oslo, London and Mumbai. "Aker Solutions' delivery model draws on complementary capability, capacity and experience from all areas of our global organisation," Lundegaard said.