Special Report: Environmentally friendly development planned for off Norway

Design of the Kvitebjørn field facility off Norway will minimize discharges to the sea and only emit a low-level of carbon dioxide, according to Statoil AS, operator of the development. Kvitebjørn is a rich gas and condensate field, scheduled to come on stream in the second half of 2004.Norway's oil and gas industry has ambitious targets for reducing negative impacts on the environment. It expects that by 2010 there will be no harmful discharges to the sea and that greenhouse gas emissions will be as low as 52 kg/cu m of oil equivalent produced.Statoil indicates its Kvitebjørn project will meet these targets by a wide margin. It has designed Kvitebjørn to p...

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