Norwegian Sverdrup field pokes its nose out of the water

Huge forces are at play in the construction of the giant Norwegian oil field Johan Sverdrup, located in the North Sea. The first visible evidence of the field is now in place.

Photo: PR-foto: Statoil

The first visible sign of the giant oil field Johan Sverdrup is now a reality. Last week, the jacket was installed for the largest of the total four platforms, the Riser platform.

Weighing 26,000 tons, the field is the largest on the Norwegian shelf, reports Statoil, which serves as operator on the field, in a press release.  The jacket covers a 94 x 64 meter area and will be fixed to the ocean floor by 24 poles, which have a total weight of more than 9,000 tons.

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