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The Johan Sverdrup development on the Norwegian continental shelf is one of Norway’s largest oil fields. Now Statoil has announced that it will be moving into Phase 2 after awarding FEED contracts to Aker Solutions, Kvaerner and Siemens.

These partners will now begin working on a plan for development and operation (PDO), which will need to be submitted in the second half of next year.

Oil from this phase of the site is expected to come on-stream in 2022. The first oil from Phase 1 will be delivered late in 2019.

Project director of the Johan Sverdrup development at Statoil Kjetel Digre said that the organisation wants to take a “generational perspective” when it comes to the oil field.

“Working closely with partners and government authorities we now have a plan for Phase 2 that maximises value for society, industry and the licensees,” he asserted.

Phase 2 development will tie in with what’s been done for Phase 1, the company noted, adding one more platform to the four planned as part of the initial development.

Three satellite areas will also be phased in as part of the next stage, allowing oil from these areas to be processed and exported at the field centre. 28 new wells are planned for this next phase.

While Statoil is known for its interests in oil, the company is targeting other forms of energy generation as well. Modern Power Systems recently reported that Statoil has submitted a proposal for the construction of a large offshore wind farm in the US.

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