Swedish based Lundin Petroleum, have announced that the topsides of its new Edvard Grieg offshore platform have been successfully installed.
Constructed of steel jacket, and four separate modules, the Edvard Grieg topsides total weight came in at 22,000 tonnes, and was lifted into place by Heerema’s semisubmersible Thialf, currently the world’s largest crane vessel
Discovered in 2007, the Edvard Grieg field has estimated reserves of around 186 million barrels of oil equivalent, and is expected to have a peak production of around 100,000 barrels of oil equivalent a day.
The Edvard Grieg, located 180km (111miles) west of Stavanger, will pump product through subsea pipelines back to the Norwegian Sture oil terminal oil, and also connect into the UK SAGE transportation system to transport oil back to St Fergus, on the Scottish mainland.
A Video Showing The Lift Of The Edvard Grieg Topsides By The Giant Heerema Thialf
Operators of the platform, Lundin Petroleum, has commented that the platforms hook up is already well under way, and production is expected to come on stream in the fourth quarter of 2015, with two production wells already complete.
The Edvard Grieg field is a joint venture between Lundin 50%, OMV Norway 20%, Wintershall Norway 15% and Statoil 15%.
Last updated on 06:24PM - 05/07/16