The start-up is the first in operator Statoil’s fast-track scheme for developing offshore fields.
Visund South encompasses the Pan and Pandora discoveries 10 km from the Gullfaks C and Visund A platforms. Development involves a four-slot subsea template through which three have been drilled and tied back to Gullfaks C.
Statoil estimates reserves at 67 million boe, one-fourth oil and the rest natural gas. It didn’t report flow rates.