The consent applies to the use of the Johan Sverdrup gas export facility for exporting gas from the Johan Sverdrup field to Kårstø via the Statpipe system.
Johan Sverdrup is located on the Utsira High in the North Sea, 140 kilometres west of Stavanger. The field will be developed in several phases. The first phase will consist of a field centre, comprising processing, drilling, riser and accommodation facilities.
The facilities have steel jackets, are linked by bridges and stand in water approximately 120 metres deep. Production start is estimated for the end of 2019 and the field has a production horizon of 2050.