GUIDE TO WORLD CRUDES: Statoil publishes Norne Blend assay

Statoil late last year published an assay of its Norne Blend crude oil.Norne lies in a license awarded in 1986 and embraces Blocks 6608/10 and 6608/11 in the Norwegian Sea about 85 km from Heidrun in water depths of 380 m.Production began from Norne on Nov. 6, 1997.Statoil developed the field with a production and storage ship tied to subsea templates. Flexible risers carry the well stream to the ship, which rotates on a cylindrical turret moored to the seabed. Risers and umbilicals are also connected to the turret. The ship has a processing plant on deck and storage tanks for stabilized oil (OGJ, Dec. 20. 1993, p. 27).Gas has been exported from Norne since February 2001. It travels throu...

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