Statoil reported on January 17, 2018, that the company awards a contract to Alcatel Submarine Networks for Permanent reservoir monitoring (PRM) on the Johan Sverdrup field.
«Johan Sverdrup will make up a significant part of Norwegian oil production going forward and has a lifespan of over 50 years, so it is important that we work systematically to maximize value and ensure as high a recovery factor as possible from the field. PRM plays an important role in this, and will be a key tool in realizing the 70% recovery ambition on Johan Sverdrup,» says Kjetel Digre, project director for Johan Sverdrup.
With 380 kilometers of fiber optic seismic cables installed on the seabed and more than 6500 acoustic sensors covering an area of more than 120 square kilometers, Johan Sverdrup will have one of the largest fiber optic seismic systems of its kind.
For the 1st time on any field on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS), the seismic technology will be in place ready to optimize production in time for start-up. The seismic cables will be installed on the seabed of Johan Sverdrup during 2019.
With a recovery ambition of 70%, Johan Sverdrup will become one of the fields in the world with the highest recovery factor. Statistics from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate shows that average recovery from the NCS is at 46%.
The frame agreement with Alcatel Submarine Networks also includes opportunities for future collaboration around technology development and solutions to further maximize the potential from the PRM system.