Johan Sverdrup is on stream. But does the world really need another oil field?
Our giant new oil field Johan Sverdrup opened on October 5th and is already supplying its first oil to Mongstad. It’s a technological triumph, the third largest field on the Norwegian continental shelf—and a milestone for the industry. But does the world really need more oil?
Equinor and the Snorre and Gullfaks partners have made a final investment decision for the Hywind Tampen offshore wind farm development. Today, two updated plans for development and operation will be submitted to Norwegian authorities.
Some are calling for a halt to oil production. So why is Johan Sverdrup so important?
“Although people are criticising our industry, it’s still very important for Norway and the rest of the world,“ says geologist Thea Broch. “It’s important that the oil that is produced, is produced as cleanly as possible.“ And that’s why Johan Sverdrup matters.
A game-changer for Equinor’s offshore wind business
The world needs more offshore wind to meet global climate goals. Now we’re constructing the world’s largest offshore wind farm, Dogger Bank, which will produce renewable energy equivalent to powering 4.5 million British homes.