BY DANIEL CANTY
Milestones are being racked up around the world as Johan Sverdrup and Culzean infrastructure start to bring the projects visibly to life.
Few companies of Maersk Oil’s size have green-lit and are currently executing multiple multi-billion dollar mega projects. With the operated Culzean chalking up major project milestones in recent months, and the partner-operated Johan Sverdrup also progressing on track, The Source has tracked down some of the best photos exemplifying the progress so far.
Check out our image gallery below of fabricators and yards all over the world, including Kvaerner Verdal yard in Norway, Heerema’s Vlissingen in the Netherlands and Sembcorp Marine Offshore Platforms Admiralty Yard in Singapore.
Culzean: Culzean's Well Head Platform (WHP) jacket installation in the UK North Sea.
Culzean: The steel cutting for the first of the three topsides took place in Singapore in April this year.
Culzean: The Maersk Highlander drilling rig.
Culzean: The Maersk Highlander drilling rig arrived on location in September.
Culzean: Maersk Highlander drilling rig ahead of its sailaway from Singapore.
Culzean: The 7,100 tonne WHP jacket being loaded onto its transport barge in Vlissingen.
Johan Sverdrup: The total height of the jacket is 141.5 metres.
Johan Sverdrup: An inspection team assemble in their safety gear.
Johan Sverdrup: Kvaerner will fabricate three of the four jackets for the first phase of Johan Sverdrup.
Johan Sverdrup: The riser platform jacket reaches a height of over 70 metres - laying on its side.
Johan Sverdrup: Jakob Thomasen, Maersk Oil CEO (centre) hosted a media delegation visit to Verdal in June.
Culzean The project team and major fabricators have hit delivery targets throughout 2016 and the flagship HPHT North Sea megaproject will soon commence drilling, on schedule, with first gas in 2019.
Johan Sverdrup Kvaerner Verdal in Norway is fabricating the steel jacket for the Johan Sverdrup riser platform, on track for delivery in summer 2017.