Johan Sverdrup Drilling Platform Installed



The 22,000-ton topside for the drilling platform at Johan Sverdrup has now been installed, Equinor revealed Monday.

The topside sailed from the Aibel yard in Haugesund to Bømlafjorden at Stord on May 31. Here, the steel structure was transferred from the barge to the Pioneering Spirit, before setting off on an eleven-hour journey to the jacket waiting for its topside on the Johan Sverdrup field. After initial preparations, the installation took three hours.

“This is an important milestone in the Johan Sverdrup installation campaign. Two of the four Johan Sverdrup platforms are now in place,” Trond Bokn, senior vice president for Johan Sverdrup at Equinor, said in a company statement.

“The power cables to the field were rolled out last week, and so far, the installation of Norway’s biggest oil pipeline has gone very well, so this is definitely moving in the right direction,” he added.



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