BP Norge granted Valhall modifications consent

BP Norge AS (BP) has been granted consent to carry out major modifications in connection with the gas lift project on the Valhall Flank.

Offshore staff

STAVANGER-- BP Norge AS (BP) has been granted consent to carry out major modifications in connection with the gas lift project on the Valhall Flank. The consent applies to preparation for installation and commissioning of gas lift modules on Valhall Flank North (VFN) and Valhall Flank South (VFS) with associated tie-ins to the wells, gas pipeline from the Valhall wellhead facility (WP) to the two flank facilities, and associated modifications to the WP (Riser/ESDV facility).

Work will begin in August with the installation of prefabricated gas distribution modules on Flank North and Flank South respectively. According to the plan, the development will conclude at the end of 2011.

The flank development comprises two wellhead facilities, north and south on the field. The facility in the south started production in 2003, and the facility in the north started production in 2004. A Plan for Development and Operations (PDO) for the Valhall Flank development was approved in November 2001.

When gas lift has been installed in all the planned wells, the field will yield an increased production of approximately 10,000 b/d, as well as increased reserves. According to the plan, production will be maintained until the year 2035.

07/10/2009

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