Transaction clears way for North Sea Utgard development

Offshore staff

STAVANGER, Norway – Statoil has completed its acquisition of JX Nippon’s 45% operated share of UK North Sea license P312, giving the company outright control of the concession.

It contains the Utgard field which extends across the median line into Norwegian license PL046.

Statoil expects to take a decision on a tieback of Utgard to the Sleipner complex by year-end, allowing production to start in 2020.


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Sleipner field in the North Sea. (Photo courtesy Øyvind Hagen/Statoil)

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