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 Johan Sverdrup oil field
 Sverdrup Field

The Johan Sverdrup oil field is an oil field in the North Sea, about 140 kilometres (87 mi) west of Stavanger. The field lies in two different production licenses and consists of two different discoveries called Avaldsnes (where Lundin Petroleum is the operator) and Aldous Major South (where Statoil is operator).

When it was revealed that these discoveries constituted one single field, it was renamed Johan Sverdrup after the father of Norwegian parliamentarism. The field has not yet been unitized between production licenses 501, 501B, and 265. Johan Sverdrup is expected to hold 1.8–2.9 billion barrels (290–460 million cubic metres) of oil.

In March 2012, after a signing of a pre-unit agreement between the different licensees, Statoil was appointed working operator. Production startup is expected in 2019. Peak production is estimated to be over 500,000 barrels per day (79,000 m3/d), which will make it by far the largest producing oil field in the North Sea by the time it reaches its peak. The oil produced at the field will be transported by pipelines to the Mongstad refinery where it will be shipped and refined.

The first stage of development will consist of four-platform field hub. Its front-end engineering and design work was awarded to Aker Solutions, who were also awarded the contract for the detailed engineering phase in January 2015. The platform jacket work was awarded to Kværner.

On February 13, 2015 Statoil announced it will proceed to develop the Johan Sverdrup field despite disagreements over ownership stakes with fellow Norwegian upstream Det norske oljeselskap.



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