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Johan Sverdrup subsea layout (Image: Equinor)

Uptick for Subsea Tree Installs Coming

offshore wind could be a good bet for idle or underutilized flex-lay vessels, with investment in offshore wind cable installation expected to be higher than oil and gas flowline and flexible installations in 2022.Aerfugl Phase Two was sanctioned in 2019. Aker Solutions won the SPS contract from operator Aker BP. (Image: Aker Solutions

New model tool: the iCon inspection robot searches for cracks. CREDIT: OceanTech

Subsea Robots in the Splash Zone

in Norway has been put on hold by a wave of life-extension projects, where platforms and subsea structures are given new life — another niche market for the robot arms. “The equipment and the techniques can be used in many different ways,” says Schjetne. Meanwhile, ConocoPhillips, BP, Aker BP have all called in to inquire ahead of necessary inspections.VAT vs ROVIt isn’t just steel these splash zone robots can repair. They can lock on by magnet or suction. They can bolt on to concrete, as in Russian and Norway. “We haven’t had any projects where we have had to say,

Equinor’s Hywind Tampen project will use floating wind turbines to provide power to the Snorre and Gullfaks oil and gas production facilities.  (Image: Equinor)

Offshore Energy Outlook for 2020

of hydrocarbonsIn October 2019, the mega Johan Sverdrup field began production more than two months ahead of schedule and NOK 40 billion ($4.4 billion) below original estimates, thanks in part to innovative technologies and collaborative methods led by operator Equinor alongside partners Lundin, Total, Aker BP and Petoro.The largest development in Norway for three decades, the field is expected to produce for more than 50 years, tapping expected recoverable reserves of 2.7 billion barrels of oil equivalent. Once full field production is underway, Johan Sevrdrup will be able to produce up to 660,000 barrels

Equinor's Oseberg field center (Photo: Ole Jørgen Bratland, Equinor)

Norway Plans North Sea Power Grid

billion) in April.Equinor's Johan Sverdrup oilfield, as well as its Troll A gas platform, the largest on the Norwegian continental shelf, receive power from an onshore grid.There are plans to extend cables from the Sverdrup platform to nearby fields, including Lundin Petroleum's Edvard Grieg and Aker BP's Ivar Aasen platforms.BKK and CapeOmega's plans were previously reported by Upstream online news site.($1 = 9.1609 Norwegian crowns)($1 = 0.9073 euros) (Reporting by Nerijus Adomaitis; Editing by Susan Fenton

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Aker Solutions, Subsea 7 Win Ærfugl Subsea Scope

Aker BP has tapped Aker Solutions and Subsea 7 to deliver and install subsea infrastructure for the second phase of the Ærfugl development offshore Norway.The Aker BP operated Ærfugl development is a subsea project being developed in two phases, both tied into the existing floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) on the Skarv field, which is located in the Norwegian Sea, about 210 kilometers offshore Sandnessjøen.Aker BP, which together with partners Equinor, Wintershall DEA and PGNiG approved the final investment decision (FID) for Ærfugl phase 2 in early November

The Johan Sverdrup field (Photo: Equinor)

Subsea 7 Wins Johan Sverdrup 2 Contract

quality at the forefront throughout.”The Johan Sverdrup development, located about 160 kilometers west from Stavanger, is regarded as Norway’s biggest industrial project in modern history. The Johan Sverdrup licensees are Equinor (operator, 40.0267%), Lundin Norway (22.6%), Petoro (17.36%), Aker BP (11.5733%) and Total (8.44%).The first phase of the development, including the development of four platforms (accommodation and utility platform, processing platform, drilling platform, riser platform), three subsea installations for water injection, power from shore, export pipeline for oil (Mongstad)

The Ampelmann E-type on the Normand Jarstein vessel (Photo: Ampelmann)

Ampelmann Scores W2W Contract in Norway

Dutch offshore service provider Ampelmann said it has secured a contract with DeepOcean to support the hook-up and commissioning of the Valhall Flank West (VFW) project, operated by Aker BP.An E-type system will support the Normand Jarstein vessel enabling the transfer of personnel to the normally unmanned installation. The campaign is due to start in June, Ampelmann said.“We have spent a considerable amount of time designing the offshore access segment of this project directly with Aker BP stakeholders,” said Lorenz Nehring, Business Development Manager UK & Norway at Ampelmann.

Johan Sverdrup Phase 2 (Image: Equinor)

Johan Sverdrup Phase 2 Plan Approved

project received broad support in Norway’s parliament at the end of April, and today the partnership received the formal approval by the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy (MPE).“This is a big day for Equinor and the other Johan Sverdrup partners comprising Lundin Norway, Petoro, Aker BP and Total,” said Anders Opedal, executive vice president for Technology, Projects and Drilling in Equinor. “This truly marks the beginning of the second development phase.”Trond Bokn, senior vice president for the Johan Sverdrup development in Equinor, received the formal approval

'Frog's Leg' Proves Bountiful for Aker BP

Aker BP finds up to 153 million barrels of oil equivalents in North SeaAker BP has discovered an oil and gas reservoir while drilling near its Alvheim field in the North Sea.Known as Froskelaar (Frog's Leg) Main, the reservoir is estimated to hold between 45 million and 153 million barrels of oil equivalents, and may straddle Norway's maritime border with Britain."The drilling operation will continue, and a comprehensive data collection program will be performed to determine the size and quality of the discovery," Aker BP said in a statement.When reserves are found to stretch across

Ivar Aasen platform (Photo: Aker BP)

Ivar Aasen Now Operated from Land

Aker BP on Wednesday said it has begun operating the permanently manned North Sea platform Ivar Aasen from an onshore control room in Trondheim, Norway.The Ivar Aasen platform was constructed with two identical control rooms – one on the platform and the other in Trondheim – and the Norwegian company said the plan has always been to move the controls to land. The company received the green light from Norway's Petroleum Safety Authority in November and this week started using its onshore site to monitor facilities, production, equipment and follow up everything that takes place on

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