ABB has announced that it will provide integrated ABB Ability™ automation and safety systems to Statoil’s new Johan Castberg oil field development project in Norway. ABB’s solutions and services will help to significantly reduce the CAPEX for the project. Integrated control, safety and communication will be key to the successful operation of this new field.
Located in the Barents Sea, north of the Arctic Circle, the new field will be developed with a FPSO (Floating Production, Storage and Offloading production vessel) and subsea installation with 30 wells. The new field has proven volumes estimated at between 400 and 600 million barrels of oil.
ABB will provide integrated ABB Ability™ System 800xA automation and safety systems, including advanced simulation and related services to ensure safe, reliable and efficient operation of the offshore FPSO. The order is valued at around $25M.
Working closely with design contractor Aker Solutions, ABB will provide engineering, installation and commissioning for flawless execution of the project and ensuring that production runs efficiently from day one of operation.
The new field is scheduled to commence operation in 2022 and will have an estimated production lifespan of 30 years. ABB’s deliveries will start in late 2018.