IKM Ocean Design Wins Johan Sverdrup Contract

IKM Ocean Design has won an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for work on the Johan Sverdrup development, Statoil reported Monday.

The contract – awarded by Statoil on behalf of Norwegian gas pipeline operator Gassco – will see IKM deliver a gooseneck spool and retrofit hot-tap tee to the Johan Sverdrup infrastructure as part of the field's gas export solution. It will take about two years to complete.

Johan Sverdrup is a field that is estimated to contain up to three billion barrels of hydrocarbon resources. It lies in the Norwegian North Sea, about 25 miles south of Grane, 40 miles north of Sleipner and 85 miles west of Stavanger. Its gas will be exported to Kårstø via a new 18-inch pipeline, tied into the Statpipe rich-gas leg from Statfjord with the aid of hot tapping and connection to a 30-inch retrofit tee.

Installation will be diver-less, using hot tapping equipment from the pipeline repair system (PRS) base in Haugesund.

"We're pleased to award the contract to IKM Ocean Design," Svein Birger Thaule, executive vice president for asset management at Gassco, said in a company statement.

"We believe this supplier will help us put in place a good and safe gas export solution for the field. The project will moreover be extremely important in ensuring gas deliveries for our Kårstø processing plant."

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