The new infrastructure that is to be built for Bay du Nord Oil Field project of Equinor complies with the local and global safety requirements will be ensured by the DNV GL.
The design review activities and the site surveillance at the time of construction, commissioning and installation will be overseen by DNV GL after being awarded the Certifying Authority and Classification contract.
The Bay du Nord field is located in the Flemish Pass Basin, about 480 km northeast of St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.
The Bay du Nord is the first field that has been developed in the basin. There is no infrastructure in the present area as it is also known for its harsh environmental conditions which compromises large sea states, high winds, sea ice and icebergs.
In 2013, the Bay du Nord oil field was discovered and aims to produce it’s first oil in 2025. The project is presently in the Pre-FEED phase and is planning the Final Investment Decision in Q2 2021.the field development includes an FPSO, a disconnectable turret and mooring system, steel lazy wave risers and a subsea development that has four subsea templatea. Bay du Nord is operated by Equinor and 65% working interest is held by it.
Safety, environmental protection, and regulatory compliance are fundamental requirements for the Bay du Nord Project. DNV GL has been selected as the Certifying Authority and Classification Society for the project, supported by our development partner Husky Energy. DNV GL possesses the deep knowledge, experience, and technical standards that will help us deliver the Bay du Nord project safely and on-time,” says Halfdan Knudsen, Equinor’s Project Director.
“I am delighted Equinor has recognized that we possess the technical expertise and global footprint to assure safety on the ambitious Bay du Nord project,” says Liv A. Hovem, CEO, DNV GL – Oil & Gas. “We have worked closely with Equinor on many projects over the years, including challenging sites in the North Sea, and this contract win is a sign of the strength of our relationship.”
The project will be managed by Equinor and DNV GL from the offices in St. Johns, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.