LOC Stavanger, the Norway office of LOC Group, the premier international marine and engineering consulting firm, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a new scope of work with Equinor, the Norwegian multinational energy company.

LOC will provide Marine Warranty Surveyor (“MWS”) services for the SURF (“subsea umbilical, risers and flowlines)” development on the Johan Sverdrup oil field in the North Sea. The scope of work is for part of the Phase 2 development of the field. The Group has been providing MWS services on the development of the Johan Sverdrup field since 2015.

The Group’s scope of work for this contract under existing frame agreement, will include a review of the project, procedural and technical design documentation relating to marine operations, as well as on-site attendances to approve operations for project critical cargo, pipelines, cables, and umbilical. In addition, the SURF development includes substantial subsea infrastructure of approximately 100 kilometres of rigid pipelines.

Kevin Sirski, Managing Director/Naval Architect at LOC Norway, commented:

“LOC Stavanger is very pleased to be continuing its work on the Johan Sverdrup Field with Equinor, a leading global energy company. We have been a long-term provider of MWS services for Equinor on this field and we are delighted that we will continue working on this exciting development through to the completion of Phase 2 in 2022.

We see this contract award as a testament to the high level of service that we have provided on the project since being engaged back in 2015. It also demonstrates our leading position as an MWS provider in the North Sea.