StatoilHydro starts oil production from Vilje field

StatoilHydro has delivered first oil from Vilje field in the Norwegian North Sea to the Alvheim floating production, storage, and offloading vessel.

Uchenna Izundu
International Editor

LONDON, Aug. 4 -- StatoilHydro has delivered first oil from Vilje field in the Norwegian North Sea to the Alvheim floating production, storage, and offloading vessel. The field is estimated to hold 52 million bbl of recoverable oil.

Production from Vilje is expected to reach a plateau of 35,000 b/d by the end of second quarter.

Marathon Petroleum Norge AS operates the FPSO, which is connected to the field via a 19-km pipeline. The field has two subsea templates and two production wells.

StatoilHydro operates Vilje with a 28.85% interest. This is the first StatoilHydro-operated field on the Norwegian Continental Shelf that is tied in to an installation operated by another operator.

Contact Uchenna Izundu at uchennai@pennwell.com.

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