Huldra platform jacket to be installed this week

The jacket for Norwegian firm Statoil AS's Huldra platform in the Norwegian North Sea is scheduled for installation this week following completion of its construction at the Aker Verdal fabrication yard north of Trondheim, Norway. First condensate deliveries are slated for summer 2001.


The jacket for Norwegian firm Statoil AS's Huldra platform in the Norwegian North Sea is scheduled for installation this week following completion of its construction at the Aker Verdal fabrication yard north of Trondheim, Norway.

Acting Project Manager Ove Sembsmoen said he expects the jacket, which weighs 5,200 tonnes and stands 150 m tall, to be in place by next week, depending on weather conditions. It will be installed on the seabed in 125 m of water.

While three oil and natural gas production wells will be drilled in Huldra in August from the Maersk Gallant jack up rig, the platform topsides will be completed at the Kvaerner Rosenberg yard in Stavanger for transport to the field next March.

The field will be remotely controlled from the Veslefrikk facilities, which will receive and process the condensate. Huldra gas will be piped to Norsk Hydro's nearby Heimdal platform.

First condensate deliveries are slated for summer 2001.

Statoil's partners in Huldra are TotalFinaElf SA, Conoco Inc., Petro-Canada, and Sweden's Svenska Petroleum.

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