Fossil Energy – SWIFT Contract
Aker Solutions has been awarded a contract by Equinor to deliver the first Submersible Wireless Installer for Tubing (SWIFT) for 18 tubing hanger installations on the Johan Castberg field, an assignment expected to continue for two years, starting June 2024.
SWIFT was developed in partnership with Envirex and will be manufactured at their facilities in Bryne, Norway. Its market advantage is a long list of OPEX and carbon-footprint savings for operators by providing umbilical-less TH installations and retrievals that streamline operations.
Conventional systems power, control and monitor TH installations and retrievals by using heavy and costly topside equipment. SWIFT provides the same functionality subsea from an in-riser control module integrated into the Drill Pipe Landing String (DPLS) and controlled from a laptop topside.
For Equinor’s Johan Castberg installations, SWIFT will eliminate the need for 60 tons of topside equipment and associated maintenance and transport.