HOUSTON, May 31 -- Statoil AS's Gullfaks C platform in the North Sea is back on production after a 17-day turnaround.
About half of the 59,000 working hours spent during the turnaround were related to the Gullfaks satellites second phase project.
Some alterations were made to the platform, and two gas processing modules are now in place. Gas from Gullfaks South and Rimfaks satellite fields should start in the fourth quarter (OGJ Online, Mar. 19, 2001).
This is the last of four turnarounds required to commission the project.
Production from Gullfaks C restarted May 30, but will not reach its normal level of 170,000 b/d for a few days because safety system tests are under way.
About half that production comes from the Norsk Hydro AS-operated Tordis field.