GUIDE TO WORLD CRUDES: Statoil updates Grane crude oil assay

Statoil conducted a commercial assay of Grane crude oil from a sample taken Mar. 18, 2012. The company developed Grane oil field in the North Sea with an integrated accommodation, processing, and drilling platform with a fixed steel frame construction resting on the seabed. The platform sits on Block 25/11, about 185 km west of Haugesund (see inset map), in water 127 m deep. The field, discovered by Norsk Hydro in 1991 and placed on stream in September 2003, is the first field on the Norwegian continental shelf to produce heavy crude oil (OGJ Online, Sept. 23, 2003). The Sture terminal near Bergen in western Norway exports crude oil that has arrived by a 115-km (71-mile) pipeline from O...

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