STAVANGER, Norway -- Aibel has been assigned an important study for Statoil’s Johan Sverdrup development. The Stavanger-based company is one of those working on a C study for the second phase of the field's development.
The company’s assignment is to consider a module-based solution for a new process platform at the field center for future phases for Johan Sverdrup. This is a similar concept to the one used for the Johan Sverdrup drilling platform, which Aibel is currently realizing. The results of the study will form important input in the decision making process for Statoil's choice of concept for the next development phase.
"This is a significant assignment. We're proud to be one of key participants to supply the terms for this giant investment. Our work will provide important guidelines for Statoil's choice of its future solution for the phase two development," said Nils Arne Hatleskog, Aibel's executive V.P. of field development.
Aibel's team started working on the C study in January and will continue through June. On average, the study will involve around 35 employees.
This is Aibel's third Johan Sverdrup assignment. The EPC contract for the field's drilling platform was awarded in February 2015, while the EPC contract for the Haugsneset converter station was awarded in October last year.