Statoil adds to fasttrack line-up

Offshore staff

STAVANGER, Norway -- Statoil expects to submit a development plan early next year for the Gamma/Harepus fields in the Norwegian Sea. Both will tieback to existing facilities on the Mikkel and Åsgard fields, and should some onstream late in 2013.

“The time has really come to industrialize the Norwegian continental shelf by moving faster from concept to development,” said Ivar Aasheim, Statoil’s head of the field development cluster of Development and Production Norway (DPN).

“The concept has been established, deliveries with long delivery time have been secured for the first projects, construction of modules has started, and new candidates are continuously being included in our portfolio. We aim to have close to five fields in operation at the turn of the year 2012/2013 and to maintain this level in the years ahead.”

This year’s line-up for fasttrack projects is as follows: Visund South, Katla, Vigdis North-East, Gygrid, Fossekall and Dompap, Vilje South, Visund North, Gamma/Harepus, and Snorre B template.

“We have a unique position on the NCS as operator of a large part of the infrastructure in the established areas, allowing us to establish robust and profitable solutions for marginal fields that would otherwise not have been developed,” Aasheim added.

“This is the beginning of a new era on the NCS, as we move from large and tailored solutions to standardized solutions and work processes to achieve economies of scale.”


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