STAVANGER, Norway – Normal operations have resumed at the Grane field in the Norwegian North Sea.
Output had been constrained since early October, due to problems with the gear shaft on the platform’s injection compressor following a maintenance overhaul of this equipment last month. During this period, production dipped to 30,000 b/d of oil, roughly 20% of the normal output.
Operator Statoil assembled a team to draw up an action plan, which led to normal service being restored weeks earlier than expected.
Grane is now back to its normal flow of around 150,000 b/d.