PSA grants service extension for North Sea Ula pipeline

Petroleum Safety Authority Norway has approved BP Norge’s request to extend the operating life of the Ula oil export pipeline in the North Sea.

Offshore staff

OSLO, Norway – Petroleum Safety Authority Norway has approved BP Norge’s request to extend the operating life of the Ula oil export pipeline in the North Sea.

Oil is transported from theUla field, via the Ekofisk center to the southeast, to Teesside on the northeast English coast.

The 74-km (46-mi) export pipeline from Ula to Ekofisk was installed in 1984 and commissioned in 1986, with a planned operating life of 30 years.

The extension applies until Dec. 31, 2028.

04/27/2016

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