WATCHING THE WORLD SLEIPNER OVER FINAL HURDLE
With David Knott from London If field development is comparable to a hurdles race, Norway's Block 15/9 East Sleipner gas project is a long distance event. It has a 50 ft high brick wall replacing one of the regular obstacles. The brick wall represents the sinking of the Sleipner A platform concrete base structure (OGJ, Oct. 28, 1991, p. 19). The finishing line marked for start of gas production Oct. 1, 1993, was set under the Troll gas sales agreement of 1986.