STAVANGER, Norway – Statoil has halted drilling on Veslefrikk temporarily to interpret new seismic data on the drilling targets. The halt is expected to have a duration of at least six months.
Veslefrikk lies in Norwegian North Sea block 30/3. The field came onstream in 1989 as the first development off Norway to use an FPU.
Designated Veslefrikk B, this semisubmersible structure is tied to a fixed steel wellhead platform –Veslefrikk A.
Oil from the field is landed via the pipeline from the Oseberg development to the Sture terminal outside Bergen. Gas travels through the Statpipe system via Kårstø north of Stavanger to Emden in Germany.