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Project of the Year, 2016: Edvard Grieg, Lundin Petroleum

Delivering first oil in November 2015, the Edvard Grieg development has been widely acclaimed by industry analysts, and the market generally. The start of production at Edvard Grieg marks the beginning of a transformation in Lundin’s output and cash flow generation.

The platform, located west of Stavanger in the North Sea was contracted to Kvaerner in May 2012 and has become the industry standard in deliverables. It was delivered on time, on budget, and has been celebrated for engineering, procurement and construction excellence.

Lundin’s Edvard Grieg field was developed with a steel jacket platform that rests on the seabed, and includes a state-of-the-art processing facility, a utliity module, and living quarters.

The platform was constructed using the Best Available Technique principle (BAT) which was applied in the three most carbon emitting processes: flaring, power generation and energy management.

It is the first to have been installed with a newly-developed radar designed to detect oil on the sea surface. This new radar has a remote sensing system for detection and mapping of potential pollution.

Compared to conventional oil spill detection systems, the new radar utilises an enhanced sensing method that allows it to detect oil with far better precision and range. As such it can measure the thickness of an oil spill, allowing it to estimate the volume of oil in the spill.

Lundin expects production to reach 100,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day in late 2016, and many in the industry expect that, should that figure be hit, it will be maintained throughout 2017.

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