Facts about the Johan Sverdrup field
Johan Sverdrup is the third largest oil field in the North Sea, and lies 140 kilometres west of Stavanger.
With expected resources of 2.7 billion barrels of oil, the field is one of the most important industrial projects in Norway for the next 50 years. Phase 1 of the field was opened in October 2019, and phase 2 is scheduled to begin production in the fourth quarter of 2022.
In 2014, the Norwegian parliament decided that by 2022, the licensees in the Johan Sverdrup field must establish an area solution for power from land that will supply power to the fields Johan Sverdrup, Edvard Grieg, Ivar Aasen and Gina Krog.