North Sea giant gas field approaches final months

The end is fast approaching for Frigg, a giant natural gas field with associated condensate that straddles the median line between the Norwegian and UK sectors of the North Sea, with facilities both in Norwegian Block 25/1 and UK Block 10/1 (Fig. 1). Click here to enlarge imageThe field's three concrete substructures represent a complex challenge for the decommissioning process.According to the operator's cessation plan, Frigg may cease production as early as 2003, with the abandonment and decommissioning process lasting another 8 years (Fig. 2). Click here to enlarge imageBoth governments of Norway and the UK will need to approve the disposal plan in their respective sectors. B...

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