Ivar Aasen News

The Sleipner field in the North Sea. (Photo: Øyvind Gravås and Bo B. Randulff / Equinor ASA)

Equinor Sanctions Sleipner Field Electrification

have decided to further develop the field in line with our ambitious plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions on the NCS,” says Arne Sigve Nylund, Executive Vice President for Development & Production Norway.In October 2019, the Johan Sverdrup licence, together with the partners in Gina Krog, Ivar Aasen, Edvard Grieg and Sleipner with its tie-in fields, reached agreement on allocation of shore-based power from the Utsira High. Power from shore to the area solution is part of the second phase of the Johan Sverdrup development, and will be designed with an additional capacity of 35 MW in order to

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

Norway Plans North Sea Power Grid

.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

Edvard Grieg oil and gas production platform (Photo: Lundin)

NKT to Link Edvard Grieg to Johan Sverdrup

in conjunction with phase 2 of the Johan Sverdrup development. The link connecting Johan Sverdrup phase 2 to the onshore power grid is currently under development by NKT.The project will complete the Utsira High Power Hub Project aiming to electrify the oil and gas fields Johan Sverdrup, Gina Krog, Ivar Aasen and Edvard Grieg located on Utsira High in the North Sea with renewable power from shore.NKT, which has previously provided several power from shore solutions to the oil and gas industry, said it has delivered the power cable solutions for several of the connections ensuring the electrification

The Johan Sverdrup field (Photo: Equinor)

Subsea 7 Wins Johan Sverdrup 2 Contract

development was approved by Norwegian authorities in May 2019, and includes development of another processing platform for the field center and the Avaldsnes, Kvitsøy and Geitungen satellite areas, in addition to the power-from-shore supply to the Utsira High (including the Edvard Grieg, Ivar Aasen and Gina Krog fields). Start-up of phase 2 is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2022.“Subsea 7 is awarded the last major subsea contract for Johan Sverdrup phase 2. Based on good experiences and learning from phase one, the award will ensure continuity and a coherent development of the

Johan Sverdrup Phase 2 (Image: Equinor)

Johan Sverdrup Phase 2 Plan Approved

November this year, Equinor said.The Johan Sverdrup field is powered from shore, placing it among the oil and gas fields with the lowest CO2 emissions in the world. In the second phase the field will also supply shore power to other fields on the Utsira High, including the Edvard Grieg, Gina Krog and Ivar Aasen fields.Johan Sverdrup Phase 2 (Image: Equinor

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

(Photo: Aker BP)

Aker Bets on Software Engineers for Its Oil Business

;s Lundin Petroleum, has even agreed to share its real-time oilfield data with Aker in what they say is an industry first."This will be the first time two different operators, or oil companies, will share operations/production data live from two producing fields, that is between Edvard Grieg and Ivar Aasen," a Lundin Norway representative told Reuters.By combining all the data that typically sits in different digital silos - such as matching flow sensors with the piece of machinery they actually sit on - Cognite says its software can help reduce maintenance costs, extend the lifespan of equipment

The cable-laying vessel NKT Victoria at the Johan Sverdrup converter station at Haugsneset near Kårstø.(Photo: Øyvind Gravås - Woldcam / Statoil)

Efficient Cable Installation Slashes Emissions at Johan Sverdrup

of 2018, the Johan Sverdrup field should be ready to be powered with electricity from shore.After the start-up of the second phase of the development in 2022, the Johan Sverdrup field will also enable power from shore to reach the remaining fields on the Utsira High – Edvard Grieg, Gina Krog and Ivar Aasen

Olav Henriksen, SVP Projects at Aker BP, and Rolf Ivar Sørdal, Commercial Director GNS at DeepOcean, pictured here together with the team, signed the contract October 25. (Photo: AkerBP)

AkerBP Inks Subsea Contract with DeepOcean

contract – worth a minimum of NOK 300 million ($36.8 million) during the initial three years, with an option to continue the activities for an additional six years (2+2+2) – includes remotely operated vehicle (ROV) activities related to subsea IMR on Aker BP-operated assets Valhall, Ula, Ivar Aasen, Alvheim and Skarv. “This is an important contract for Aker BP. We invited several companies to tender. DeepOcean won this contract due to a very good offer based on the implementation of new technology and safe, cost-effective solutions,” said Olav Henriksen, SVP Projects at Aker BP

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