Statoil given green light for North Sea start-up

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate today approved Statoil’s latest North Sea start-up.

The Norwegian operator plans to start-up Gina Krog in late June. The field holds 16.8 million standard cubic metres (Sm3) oil, 11.8 billion Sm3 gas and 3.2 million tonnes NGL.

The field has been developed with a production facility resting on the seabed and an oil storage ship, in water depths of 110-120 metres. The oil will be exported via buoy loaders, and the rich gas will be sent to the Sleipner A platform for final processing.

Gas for gas injection will be imported from Zeepipe 2A (Gassled). The field will be tied in to a joint solution with power supply from shore for the Utsira High.

Total investment for the field is expected to be NOK 30.9 billion.

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