Goliat PDO gains approval

Norway’s parliament (Storting) has approved Eni Norge’s plan for development and operation for the Goliat field in the Barents Sea.

Offshore staff

STAVANGER-- Norway’s parliament (Storting) has approved Eni Norge’s plan for development and operation for the Goliat field in the Barents Sea.

The field will be developed with subsea wells linked to a circular Sevan FPSO. Eni Norge says the platform design allows it to use electricity supplied directly from the shore, with a gas turbine providing power and heat on the offshore facility.

This should result in significantly reduced CO2 emissions, the company adds.

Eni Norge will locate the regional office for the development in Hammerfest, northern Norway, with the supply and helicopter base in the same area. These operations will require a staff of 150-200 during the operations phase.

Goliat is in blocks 7122/7, 8, 9, 10, and 7123/7, and was discovered in 2000. Reserves are estimated at 180 MMboe of oil and gas, with total investments of around NOK28 billion ($4.37 billion) in 2008 money. Start-up is targeted for late 2013.

06/19/2009

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