Ivar Aasen jacket en-route

April 30, 2015

The 9000-tonne jacket for Det norske's Ivar Aasen field offshore Norway is in Rotterdam before it's final journey to the North Sea. 

The 138m-tall jacket was built by Saipem at its Arbatax facility in Sardinia and is now sat on Heerema's H-627 barge at Franklin Offshore, where slings will be attached in preparation for its offshore installation in 112m water depth. 

Saipem will carry out the installation. The 15,000-tonne platform deck, being built by SMOE in Singapore and Batam in Indonesia, will be lifted into place in the course of the first six months of 2016.

The 70 single cabin living quarters are being built by Apply Leirvik in Stord, Norway.

The Ivar Aasen development (formerly Draugen) comprises production of the resources in three discoveries: the Ivar Aasen discovery in PL 001B, West Cable in PL 242 and Hanz in PL 028B. Parts of the Ivar Aasen discovery extend into the neighboring license 457.

The plan is to develop the Ivar Aasen field with a total of 15 wells: eight production wells and seven water injection wells. The production wells on Ivar Aasen and West Cable will be drilled from the platform, while the two wells on Hanz will be connected to the platform by a 14km-long pipeline.

The wells will be drilled using a dedicated jackup rig.

The Ivar Aasen field is a coordinated development with the Edvard Grieg field, located 10km further south-east. Oil and gas will be sent via two pipelines to the Grieg platform for final processing and then exported through two new pipelines to the Grane oil pipeline and the SAGE gas pipeline on the UK continental shelf. The Ivar Aasen platform will be supplied with electricity from the Grieg platform.



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