PSA: Eni Norge can restore Goliat production

Eni Norge can restore Goliat field in the Barents Sea to full production, the Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) said.

Eni Norge can restore Goliat field in the Barents Sea to full production, the Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) said.

PSA gave Eni Norge the all-clear after the company fulfilled the conditions of an Oct. 6 order, which followed a September audit of the field’s electrical safety. Eni Norge undertook the required modifications.

Goliat started production in March 2016 (OGJ Online, Mar. 14, 2016). The field is expected to produce 100,000 b/d (65,000 boe/d net to Eni). The field is estimated to contain about 180 million bbl.

Production is accomplished using a subsea system that eventually will total 22 wells, including production wells, water-injection wells, and gas-injection wells.

Goliat platform is on production license 229 in an ice-free area. In what Eni calls the world’s northernmost producing offshore oil field, Goliat was developed with a cylindrical floating production, storage, and offloading vessel built to withstand the harsh Arctic climate.

The FPSO, with 1 million bbl of oil capacity, was floated off Hammerfest, Norway, and towed 85 km northwest to its current location (OGJ Online, Apr. 28, 2015).

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