- Year of Manufacture: : 2016/2018
- 1st Year of Operation: 2019
- Rig Name: Johan Sverdrup
- Rig Style: Drilling Platform
- Scope of Supply Field: MTX Drag Chains
Norwegian Continental Shelf
Johan Sverdrup is the largest oil field development in the Norwegian Continental Shelf in recent years.
Metreel were responsible for the design, manufacture, and supply of large heavy duty Met-Trak® offshore drag chains and special umbilicals to carry multiple services, in the form of hoses and cables, on the drilling platform, allowing the rig to utilise many ‘well drilling’ positions.
Challenges which had to be overcome included seismic activity which demanded special design characteristics of the drag chain, together with the North Sea environmental conditions which required special heating of selected hoses to cope with the lower temperatures in the region.