Norway okays subsea gas compression project

By OGJ editors

Statoil has received approval of Norway’s Storting for a subsea natural gas compression facility in the Asgard area of the Norwegian Sea, which it says will be the world’s first such installation.

The project will increase recovery from Mikkel and Midgard gas and condensate fields, both based on subsea completions tied back to the Asgard B platform, by about 280 million boe (OGJ Online, Feb. 22, 2012).

The fields lie in 240-310 m of water on the Halten Bank about 200 km off mid-Norway.

The project includes a subsea template with two compressors, coolers, separators, and pumps powered by submarine cable. It requires modification of the Asgard B platform and Asgard A production ship.

Statoil said it has notified officials of a cost increase of possibly 20% from an estimate made last summer of 15 billion kroner. It expects start-up of the project in the first quarter of 2015.

Asgard interests are Statoil (operator) 34.57%, Petoro 35.69%, Eni Norge 14.82%, Total E&P Norge 7.68%, and ExxonMobil E&P Norway 7.24%.

Mikkel interests are Statoil 43.97%, ExxonMobil E&P Norway 33.48%, Eni Norge 14.9%, and Total E&P Norge 7.65%.

Related Articles

Baker Hughes: US drilling rig count drops to 1,803

03/21/2014 After consecutive weeks of significant gains, the US drilling rig count lost 6 units to 1,803 rigs working during the week ended Mar. 21, Baker Hug...

Cenovus gets AER approval for Grand Rapids oil sands project

03/21/2014 Cenovus Energy Inc. reported that it has received approval from the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) for its wholly owned Grand Rapids thermal oil sa...

Shell lets contracts for Majnoon development

03/18/2014 Shell Iraq Petroleum Development BV has let engineering and procurement services contracts to Foster Wheeler Kentz Energy Services DMCC, Dubai, for...

Ivanhoe halts Tamarack oil sands project citing lack of regulatory ‘clarity’

03/18/2014 Ivanhoe Energy Inc. has suspended activity on its Tamarack oil sands project pending approval for its thermal oil sands application from the govern...

Careers at TOTAL

Careers at TOTAL - Videos

More than 600 job openings are now online, watch videos and learn more!

 

Click Here to Watch

Other Oil & Gas Industry Jobs

Search More Job Listings >>
Stay Connected