Johan Sverdrup is by far the largest ongoing project on the Norwegian Continental Shelf for the next few years.
Statoil has awarded contracts to DNV GL for verification of all 4 topsides, the 3 bridges, 3 of 4 jackets, topside installation by use of the Allseas single lift vessel ‘Pioneering Spirit and extended site assessment for the jack-up.
Third party verification gives the operator and the authorities confidence that the project development has the required safety and quality level.
“The contract demonstrates that our investment in technology, service development and efficient operations is making us competitive also in this cost challenged market. We sincerely look forward to supporting Statoil and the Johan Sverdrup partners on this important project, ” says Regional Manager for DNV GL- Oil & Gas Norway, Kjell Eriksson.
The value of the contracts is approximately 60 MNOK.
Third party verification builds trust
Through third party verification, operators, public authorities and society at large can rest assured that operations, structures and systems meet the requirements set by legislation, the industry, authorities – and in some cases – voluntary commitments made by commercial operators. For the structures at Johan Sverdrup, a risk based verification approach is chosen to assess compliance with NORSOK standards, VMO standards (developed by DNV GL) and Statoil’s own technical requirements.
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About DNV GL – Oil & Gas
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