New compression to extend Statfjord production

Statoil ASA will upgrade four gas turbine compression trains on its B and C platforms at Statfjord field in the North Sea with new internals from GE Oil & Gas.

Offshore staff

ABERDEEN, UK –Statoil ASA will upgrade four gas turbine compression trains on its B and C platforms at Statfjord field in the North Sea with new internals from GE Oil & Gas.

From its manufacturing facilities in Florence, Italy, GE Oil & Gas will supply 13 BLC centrifugal compressor internals, four BCL flange to flange compressors, gearbox and couplings for the project. The equipment will be installed during the summer of 2009. EPC contractor for the project is Aker Kværner.

"The wellhead pressure is dropping gradually over time, as reservoir pressure maintenance is stopped," said Jeff Nagel, vice president GE Oil & Gas Global Services. "Extensive modification of the equipment on the platforms is required to adapt to the continuing decline in wellhead pressure and to maintain production from the oil field."

Statfjord field straddles the border between the Norwegian and British sectors in the Tampen area in the northern part of the North Sea.

09/04/2007

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