DNV GL to certify Bay du Nord oil project offshore Newfoundland

Equinor has appointed DNV GL to oversee design review activities and site surveillance for the Bay du Nord oil field development offshore Newfoundland and Labrador.

The Bay du Nord FPSO will be moored in the Flemish Pass basin, some 480 km (298 mi) offshore St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.
The Bay du Nord FPSO will be moored in the Flemish Pass basin, some 480 km (298 mi) offshore St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.
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OSLO, NorwayEquinor has appointed DNV GL to oversee design review activities and site surveillance for the Bay du Nord oil field development offshore Newfoundland and Labrador.

The field, discovered in 2013 480 km (298 mi) northeast of St. John’s, will be the first to be developed in the Flemish Pass basin. Equinor, which operates with a 65% interest, is aiming for start-up in 2025.

Currently the project is in the pre-front-end engineering design phase with a final investment decision planned for 2Q 2021.

The development will feature an FPSO, a disconnectable turret and mooring system, steel lazy wave risers, and subsea wells connected to four subsea templates.

Under the certifying authority and classification contract, DNV GL will ensure compliance with local and global safety requirements during construction, commissioning, and installation.

The company and Equinor will manage the project from offices in St. Johns.

10/28/2019

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