Norway’s largest and longest pipeline, laid by the vessel Saipem Castorone, reached the Johan Sverdrup discipline within the North Sea.
Late final week the final pipe of what’s now Norway’s longest and largest oil pipeline was put in proper subsequent to the riser platform on the Johan Sverdrup discipline. The 36-inch pipeline extends 283 km from the Mongstad oil terminal exterior Bergen to the large discipline within the North Sea.
“We have now along with our provider Saipem succeeded in laying the oil pipeline to Johan Sverdrup with none severe incidents. It has been a big operation, involving greater than 600 individuals on the most, who’ve welded collectively over 23,000 pipes to create what has now turn out to be Norway’s largest and longest oil pipeline,” says Geir Bjaanes, chargeable for subsea, energy and pipelines for the Johan Sverdrup undertaking.
“The oil pipeline performs a extremely central position within the undertaking. When the Johan Sverdrup discipline produces at peak, 660,000 barrels of oil valued at greater than NOK 350 million every day, will circulate every day into Mongstad,” says Bjaanes.
The vessel Saipem Castorone started pipelaying operations at Mongstad in late April this 12 months. After, the pipeline was laid via the Fensfjord earlier than the vessel set course for the Johan Sverdrup discipline. The operations have been executed with prime quality and no severe incidents.
With the oil pipeline put in Saipem Castorone is now preparing for the subsequent stage – laying the 156 km lengthy fuel pipeline that may prolong from the Johan Sverdrup discipline to the Statpipe pipeline, from the place fuel from the sector will finally be shipped to Kårstø. The pipeline set up operations are anticipated to be accomplished through the autumn.
“We have now spent a few years with Saipem planning these operations. We’re all very conscious of the dimensions of the duty, with a number of months at sea with a big set up scope. The hot button is to comply with the thorough plans that we’ve ready and preserve our important give attention to HSE alongside the best way, till additionally the fuel pipeline is in place,” says Tor Kåre Egelandsdal, chargeable for the pipeline set up and the contract with Saipem.
When the pipeline operations are full, the 2018 Johan Sverdrup set up marketing campaign can be over. With three jackets, two topsides, one bridge, over 400 km of pipelines, and 200 km of energy cables, the 2018 marketing campaign might be the busiest set up marketing campaign ever for a undertaking on the Norwegian continental shelf. And in 2019 the final two topsides and remaining bridges can be put in place earlier than startup of the primary section of the Johan Sverdrup improvement anticipated in November subsequent 12 months.