Contract awarded for Ekofisk platform

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Dec. 22
– ConocoPhillips has conditionally awarded a contract for the topsides module of the Ekofisk 2/4 Z production platform in the Norwegian North Sea.

Subject to approvals by license partners and the Norwegian government, Aker Solutions will perform engineering, procurement, and construction.

Ekofisk production this year is expected to average 176,000 b/d of oil with gas totaling 1.72 billion standard cu m and gas liquids totaling 230,000 tonnes.

The field, in 70-75 m of water, has produced since 1971 from Paleocene and Late Cretaceous Ekofisk and Tor chalk at 2,900-3,250 m below sea level. It has been on waterflood since 1987.

Another new installation, the Ekofisk VB template for water injection wells, is planned.

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