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Summary Information

  • Operator: Statoil
  • Country: Norway
  • Location: North Sea
  • Production start:
  • Partners:
    • Production licence 501: Lundin petroleum (operator) 40%, Statoil 40%, Maersk oil 20%
    • Production licence 265: Statoil (operator) 40%, Petoro 30%, Det norske oljeselskap ASA 20%, Lundin petroleum 10%
  • Type: Oil & Gas
  • Estimated Reserves: 1.7 billion to 3.0 billion barrels of oil equivalents
  • Production Volume: 550,000 - 650,000 barrels of oil equivalents a day when fully developed


  • Johan Sverdrup is among the largest oil fields on the Norwegian shelf, and will at peak contribute with 25% of the production from the Norwegian shelf.
  • The giant field is expected to start production in late 2019. The field lifetime will be 50 years, with an anticipated plateau production of 550,000-650,000 barrels of oil equivalent/day (boe/d) field capacity
  • The discovery is located in 110 metres of water, the reservoir being situated at a depth of 1900 metres
  • The field centre in the first phase comprises a process platform, drilling platform, riser platform and living quarter, and has been designed so as to facilitate future development.
  • The installations have steel jackets that are linked by bridges.
    • The process platform for refining and producing crude oil will weigh 25,000 tons
    • The riser platform for transporting the crude oil extracted from the oil well to the process platform will weigh 21,000 tons
  • The oil will be transported to the Mongstad terminal in Hordaland county
  • The gas will be transported via Statpipe to Kårstø in Rogaland county for processing and transport onward.
  • The development is to be powered from shore by a HVDC link


  • SHI: Construction of the process platform and riser platform
  • Transocean: Appraisal drilling
  • Aker Solutions:
    • Front-end engineering design (FEED) work, as well as an EPma option for the development's first phase
    • Engineering and procurement management for the riser and processing platform topsides
    • Hook-up work and gangways for the entire field
  • Kvaerner and KBR: Construction of the topside for the utility and living quarters platform
  • IKM Ocean Design: Infield Pipelines FEED contract
  • KONGSBERG: Supply of safety, automation and lifecycle simulation technology
  • Kværner Verdal:
    • EPC for riser platform jacket
    • Steel jacket for the drilling platform
  • ABB:
    • Design, engineer, supply and commission power supply systems
    • Fabrication and installation of two high-voltage power cables
  • Baker Hughes: Contract for integrated drilling services
  • Odfjell Drilling: Contracts for drilling services
  • IKM Ocean Design: EPC contract for the gooseneck spool and retrofit hot-tap tee
  • FMC Technologies: Subsea trees, subsea wellheads, manifolds, and control systems integration
  • Mitsui: Linepipe fabrication contract for the export pipelines


  • 2010 - Johan Sverdrup Oil Field discovered
  • 2012 - Successful Johan Sverdrup appraisal well drilled
  • 2013 - Further appraisals
  • 2013 - Aker Solutions wins contract to provide engineering services, procurement and management assistance (EPma)
  • 2014 - Concept selection completed
  • 2015 - Major contracts awarded
  • 2015 - Development plan submitted to government
  • 2015 - Development approval granted



  1. Successful Johan Sverdrup appraisal well
  2. Delineation of oil discovery Johan Sverdrup
  3. Pre-unit agreement for Johan Sverdrup signed
  4. Completed appraisal well in Johan Sverdrup
  5. Johan Sverdrup Oil Field, Lundin Petroleum
  6. Delineation of the 16/2-6 Johan Sverdrup oil discovery – 16/2-16 and 16/2-16 A
  7. Recommending Mongstad for Johan Sverdrup oil export
  8. Concept selection for the Johan Sverdrup field early in 2014
  9. Aker Solutions Wins Johan Sverdrup Framework Contract
  10. Concept selection for the Johan Sverdrup field
  11. IKM Ocean Design awarded Johan Sverdrup Infield Pipelines FEED contract
  12. KONGSBERG selected to supply safety, automation and lifecycle simulation technology for Johan Sverdrup field development
  13. Johan Sverdrup: The Making of a Giant
  14. Johan Sverdrup jacket contract award
  15. Major Johan Sverdrup contract award
  16. Submitting the development plan for Johan Sverdrup
  17. ABB wins $155 million order to power large North Sea oilfield
  18. Rig and drilling contract for Johan Sverdrup
  19. Statoil awarding contract for utility and living quarters on Johan Sverdrup
  20. SHI Wins KRW 1.17 trillion Order to Build 2 Offshore Platforms
  21. Statoil is awarding the contract for integrated drilling services
  22. Johan Sverdrup development approved
  23. Contract for Johan Sverdrup drilling platform jacket
  24. Hot-tap contract on Johan Sverdrup to IKM Ocean Design
  25. Contract award for Johan Sverdrup power cables
  26. FMC Technologies Awarded Phase 1 for Statoil's Johan Sverdrup
  27. Johan Sverdrup pipeline contracts
  28. Technip awarded fabrication and installation contracts by Statoil for Johan Sverdrup and Oseberg Vestflanken

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