Image courtesy of Harald Pettersen/Statoil.

South Korea-based Samsung won a contract with Norway’s Statoil on Tuesday to fabricate decks for both the process and riser platforms at the Johan Sverdrup license worth about $890 million.

The fabrication contract includes decks for the process and riser platforms at the North Sea license, Statoil said.

The function of the process platform is to ensure stabilization of the oil and processing into rich gas.

The process platform will weigh in at about 26,000 tons.

The riser platform will be used for oil and gas exports, water and gas injection and any future connections.

The platform deck will be manufactured at the Samsung’s shipyard in South Korea.

“Samsung has extensive experience in manufacturing such installations and we already have a good collaboration with the supplier. They have provided a competitive bid in a tough international competition,” Statoil executive vice president for Technology, projects and drilling Margareth Øvrum said.

All contracts for the four platform decks at the license have now been awarded, Statoil said.

The decks for the drilling platform and accommodation platform have already been awarded to Aibel and Kværner Stord.

“Johan Sverdrup will be of major significance to the whole of society for at least 50 years into the future. We now have in place a broad and strong team in the supplier industry to construct the decks for the four platforms. This provides the most optimal conditions for project delivery in terms of quality, time and cost,” project director of Johan Sverdrup field development Øivind Reinertsen said.

The Johan Sverdrup partnership consists of Statoil, Lundin Norway, Petoro, Det norske oljeselskap and Maersk Oil.

The partnership has recommended that Statoil serve as the operator for all the field’s phases.


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