We are the operator of both phases of the Johan Sverdrup development, and safe and efficient operations are the most important prerequisite for our operations. We believe that our expertise, technology and innovation are our most significant competitive advantages.
The first phase of Johan Sverdrup began in 2015 and first oil is planned in November 2019. What was initially considered a tight plan, robust execution in collaboration with partners and suppliers made it a feasible plan. Although Phase 1 is based on standard technology, the development was considered demanding due to the scale of the project. Planning commenced in March 2012 and the field was built during a time of change with stringent focus on cost efficiency.
Covering 200 square kilometres the field is unique in size, but followed a relatively standardised development process. Our previous experience from large-scale complex projects and smaller field developments with stringent standardisation and industrialisation requirements has turned out to be invaluable.
Furthermore, we are not carrying out this task alone. We have the support of an entire industry, our partners’ experience, and the goals set by the authorities for the NCS. Together with our partners we have extensive experience of seabed development solutions in the area, and with ocean depths ranging from 110 to 120 metres and good reservoir characteristics, we will not have to resort to new, customised solutions in order to develop the field.