Norway approves low-pressure plan for Oseberg

The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway has granted Statoil consent to use Oseberg field center low-pressure oil production (LPOP).

Offshore staff

OSLO -- The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway has granted Statoil consent to use Oseberg field center low-pressure oil production (LPOP).

The consent relates to start-up and operation of new equipment for low-pressure oil production. For the project, Statoil has rebundled compressors, upstream coolers, fluid separators, piping, manifolds, and instrumentation.

The equipment was partially prefabricated on land and is now connected to existing equipment on Oseberg A and B. Start-up is scheduled this month.

According to Statoil, the modification will result in:
• Higher recovery rate from wells with low reservoir pressure
• Accelerated production from wells with low reservoir pressure
• Improved robustness in relation to reservoir uncertainty.

02/24/2010

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