OSLO, Norway – Equinor and its co-licensees in the Statfjord Øst project in the North Sea have permission from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) to use new gas-lift facilities.
These should start operating shortly.
The project involved laying a new gas-lift pipeline from Statfjord C and beyond to existing subsea templates as well as the re-drilling of wells into new locations, completed with gas lift, in licenses 037 and 089 at an overall cost of NOK3.7 billion ($349 million).
Equinor expects to increase recoverable resources by 3.1 MMcm of oil and 0.8 Bcm of gas.
“The project will contribute to good resource management and an extended lifetime toward 2040,” said Inger Ubbe, acting assistant director for license management at the NPD.
Other partners are state-owned Petoro, Vår Energi, Inpex Idemitsu and Wintershall Dea Norge.
Statfjord Øst is in the Tampen area in the northern Norwegian North Sea, 7 km northeast of the main Statfjord complex.
The field came onstream in 1994 and produces via two subsea production templates and another for water injection. Its well stream is transported via a pipeline to the Statfjord C facility for processing, storage and export.