Temporary storage vessel approved for Heidrun offshore Norway

Offshore staff

OSLO, Norway – The Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority has issued consents for three Statoil initiatives offshore Norway.

One is for use of the Navion Europa as a temporary storage vessel for the Heidrun field and the Heidrun Oil Export Solution in the Norwegian Sea.

Heidrun is in 350 m (1,148 ft) of water in the Haltenbanken region. Production started in 1995 using a concrete TLP.  Statoil has commissioned new facilities to extend the field’s life.

Navion Europa, operated by Teekay Shipping, regulates buoy loading operations on the Norwegian continental shelf.

In the North Sea, Statoil has authorization to use the semisubmersible Songa Trym to drill well 35/11-A-31 in the Fram H-Nord field in license 090, in 361 m (1,184 ft) of water. The program is expected to last around 40 days.

Farther south, Statoil Petroleum has permission to use the jackup Mærsk Gallant to drill exploration wells 2/4-22 S and 2/4-22 A in PL 146, 15 km (9.3 mi) north of the Ekofisk field. Water depth is roughly 67 m (220 ft). Drilling could last up to 189 days, depending on whether a discovery results.

06/20/2014

Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now

Whitepapers

Logistics Risk Management in the Transformer Industry

Transformers often are shipped thousands of miles, involving multiple handoffs,and more than a do...

Secrets of Barco UniSee Mount Revealed

Last year Barco introduced UniSee, a revolutionary large-scale visualization platform designed to...

The Time is Right for Optimum Reliability: Capital-Intensive Industries and Asset Performance Management

Imagine a plant that is no longer at risk of a random shutdown. Imagine not worrying about losing...

Going Digital: The New Normal in Oil & Gas

In this whitepaper you will learn how Keystone Engineering, ONGC, and Saipem are using software t...