Statoil brings Gina Krog field on stream in Norwegian North Sea

Gina Krog field on the Utsira High in the Norwegian North Sea started production June 30, said operator Statoil ASA and the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate. The field lies 30 km northwest of Sleipner field.

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Gina Krog field on the Utsira High in the Norwegian North Sea started production June 30, said operator Statoil ASA and the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate. The field lies 30 km northwest of Sleipner field (OGJ Online, May 25, 2017).

NPD said recoverable reserves total 16.8 million cu m of oil, 11.8 billion cu m of natural gas, and 3.2 million tonnes of natural gas liquids.

Statoil said Gina Krog was a small-size gas discovery in 1974. Oil was discovered in 2007.

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Gina Krog has 20 well slots, a production facility on the seabed, and an oil storage vessel. The oil is exported via buoy loaders and the gas is sent to the Sleipner A platform for final processing.

With Gina Krog, NPD said three of four fields on the Utsira High are producing. Edvard Grieg started in 2015 and Ivar Aasen started in 2016. Johan Sverdrup is expected to start producing in 2019.

NPD said Gina Krog has been prepared for the phasing in of current and future discoveries in the area. It will be tied in to a planned joint solution to supply the Utsira High with power from shore.

Statoil has 58.7%, Total E&P Norge AS 15%, Kufpec Norway AS 15%, PGNiG Upstream Norway AS 8%, and Aker BP ASA 3.3%.

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