Eni elects to leave Goliat offline

Offshore staff

OSLO, Norway – Eni Norge has decided that its Goliat field will remain shut down until measures are implemented and management and workers agree the platform can be operated prudently, Norway’s Petroleum and Safety Authority (PSA) said.

Following the PSA’s investigation into the most recent power outage onboard the cylindrical Goliat FPSO, the agency and operator met today, Sept. 9, about the work currently under way and plans about the full review of the safety position on the facility.

“We are comfortable that the facility remains shut down, and with the answers we’ve received from Eni Norge so far,” says Anne Myhrvold, director general of the PSA.

Myhrvold added that Eni Norge would brief the PSA about safety conditions on the platform before Goliat resumes production.

“We will not speculate about the timing of a restart,” she said.

Eni Norge started oil production from the Goliat field in March.


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


Making DDoS Mitigation Part of Your Incident Response Plan: Critical Steps and Best Practices

Like a new virulent strain of flu, the impact of a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack is...

The Multi-Tax Challenge of Managing Excise Tax and Sales Tax

To be able to accurately calculate multiple tax types, companies must be prepared to continually ...

Operational Analytics in the Power Industry

Cloud computing, smart grids, and other technologies are changing transmission and distribution. ...

Maximizing Operational Excellence

In a recent survey conducted by PennEnergy Research, 70% of surveyed energy industry professional...