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Audit of Johan Sverdrup

We have carried out an audit of the detailed engineering and fabrication of the main load-bearing structure of the drilling platform for Johan Sverdrup.

Johan Sverdrup is an oil and gas field under development on the Utsira High in the North Sea, around 160 kilometres west of Stavanger. Statoil is the operator of the field, which will be developed using four fixed facilities with bridge connections. Water depth in the area is 110 to 120 metres. Production is scheduled to start in late 2019.

From 7 to 9 March 2017, we carried out an audit of the detailed engineering and construction of the drilling platform (DP) for the Johan Sverdrup field. The audit took place at Aibel Thailand, where the Main Support Frame (MSF) is under construction. The audit forms part of a series of supervisions aimed at Statoil's management and follow-up and Aibel's design engineering of the Drilling Support Module (DSM) and MSF for the drilling facility for Johan Sverdrup.

No regulatory non-conformities were identified during the audit.

However, improvement points were detected relating to:

We have asked Statoil to report on how these improvement points will be assessed by 24 May 2017.

Øyvind Midttun, press contact
Email: oyvind.midttun@ptil.no | +47 51 87 34 77