Statoil commissions field metocean studies

Statoil has contracted Fugro GEOS for two metocean (meteorological and oceanographic) measurement studies in the Norwegian and North seas.

Offshore staff

WALLINGFORD, UK -- Statoil has contracted Fugro GEOS for two metocean (meteorological and oceanographic) measurement studies in the Norwegian and North seas.

Fugro GEOS will conduct a five-year metocean measurement program with associated routine data analyses. This involves compiling current profile, wave, and seawater property data at five fields in the Northern Norwegian North Sea: Kvitebjørn, Oseberg Sør, Brage, Heimdal, and Grane fields (collectively known as the KOBHeG project). Water depth varies from 100-190m (328-623 ft).

The other study involves measuring a 12-month current dataset at the Dompap, Fossekall, and Asterix discoveries in the Norwegian Sea, and at various locations along the northern part of the proposed Norwegian Sea Gas Infrastructure (NSGI) pipeline for the DoFoNAs project.

Water depths vary between 350 m (1,148 ft) at Dompap and Fossekall, just north of the Norne field, and 1,335 m (4,380 ft) at Asterix, in the northern Norwegian Sea. 

“The contracts highlight the importance of accurate metocean data at the design stage of development of offshore fields, and for life extension of existing fields,” said Richard Gaches, Fugro GEOS project manager.

02/02/2011

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