The riser platform construction start was marked recently at the Samsung Heavy Industries yard in South Korea. Project director for Johan Sverdrup Kjetel Digre (from right), project manager for the riser platform and the processing platform Ståle Nordal and head of Samsung Heavy Industriesâ offshore division Younsang Won led the formal celebration of the construction start in South Korea.
âAs we are starting the riser platform construction we are taking another important step in delivering the Johan Sverdrup project on schedule,â? says project director for Johan Sverdrup Kjetel Digre. The riser platform will play a key role on the field centre, as it will be the receiver of land-based power that will maintain operation on the Johan Sverdrup field for more than 50 years. From this platform the oil and gas from the huge Johan Sverdrup reservoir will be exported to land, to Kårstø (gas) and to Mongstad (oil). The riser platform also represents the future of the Johan Sverdrup field. The free space will be used for realizing measures for improved recovery and phasing in future phases of the Johan Sverdrup development, and any other future discoveries on the Utsira High.