StatoilHydro prepares Gudrun field development plan

StatoilHydro plans to develop Gudrun oil and gas field in the Norwegian Sea using a fixed platform with seven production wells tied back to existing facilities in the Sleipner area.

Jan 21st, 2009

Uchenna Izundu
International Editor

LONDON, Jan. 21 -- StatoilHydro plans to develop Gudrun oil and gas field in the Norwegian Sea using a fixed platform with seven production wells tied back to existing facilities in the Sleipner area and the Karsto processing plant north of Stavanger.

The company and its partners are designing the platform that will incorporate a subsea system in Sigrun field connecting to the future Gudrun platform. Later this year, the consortium will make a final decision on the development concept.

Gudrun lies 55 km north of Sleipner in 110 m of water. The high-pressure field has estimated reserves of 150 million boe.

The field was proved in 1974, and StatoilHydro became operator in 1997. "New technology, more information about the area, and the existing infrastructure have led to the field development now being realized," the company said.

StatoilHydro has a 46.8% interest in the license. Marathon Norge holds 28.2%, and GDF Suez E&P Norge has 25%.

The Sleipner area contains Sleipner East and Sleipner West gas and condensate fields as well as satellite fields Gungne, Loke, and Alpha North.

Contact Uchenna Izundu at uchennai@pennwell.com.

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