Eni restores oil production at Goliat offshore Norway

Goliat FPSO offshore Norway in the Barents Sea Eni Norge
(Photo courtesy Eni Norge)

Offshore staff

SANDNES, Norway – Eni Norge has resumed production from the Goliat field in the Barents Sea, following a month-long shutdown.

Full production should soon be restored, the company added, with full re-injection of gas and produced water.

Operations were halted on Aug. 26 following gas detection in an unexpected area during a planned venting of gas, as part of a maintenance operation.

This led to an automatic power shutdown to eliminate ignition sources, in line with emergency and safety routines. Non-essential crew were evacuated as per procedure, the company said, due to the limited power supply.

The incident was investigated internally and all organizational and technical improvement measures were enacted.
The Goliat field is in license PL 229 in the southwest Barents Sea, 80 km (49.7 mi) northwest of Hammerfest, northern Norway.

Production started on March 12: Goliat was the fourth largest producer of oil on the Norwegian continental shelf in July.

Eni operates in partnership with Statoil.


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