OSLO -- This month, a compressor module weighing 1,300 metric tons (1,433 tons) will be lifted on board the Sleipner B platform using the Saipem 7000 crane vessel, according to StatoilHydro.
Expected lifetime of the Sleipner West field will be extended by two years thanks to the new module, and production is now expected to continue until 2024. The module will boost gas production by 4.5 bcm and condensate production by 1.5 MMcm, the company says.
The compressor module for Sleipner B is being transported to the harbour in Haugesund. It will then be transported from Haugesund to the Sleipner B platform in the southern part of the North Sea.