North Sea Gudrun Field Ready for Development

Friday, June 18, 2010
Photo courtesy Statoil

The plan for development and operation (PDO) of the North Sea Gudrun field was approved by the Norwegian Parliament on 16 June. Production is scheduled to start in the first quarter of 2014.

“This is an important day for us,” said Øystein Michelsen, executive vice president for Exploration & Production Norway (EPN). “The Gudrun field will add important volume, improve the capacity utilization on Sleipner and help maintain the production level on the Norwegian continental shelf.”

Gudrun is to be developed with a platform resting on the seabed including a traditional steel jacket weighing 7400 tonnes. The platform will have a processing facility for partial processing of oil and gas, before the hydrocarbons are piped to the Sleipner field.

On Sleipner the oil and gas from Gudrun will be further processed before the oil is transported to Kårstø together with the Sleipner condensate. Carbon dioxide will be separated from the gas before it is exported to Europe via the Gassled system. Power to the Gudrun platform will be supplied by cable from Sleipner.

Contracts awarded
A contract for transport and installation (T&I) has been awarded to Saipem UK Limited. The platform jacket and topside will be installed by the semi-submersible crane vessel S7000. A contract for constructing the platform jacket has previously been awarded to Aker Solutions in Verdal. The jacket is scheduled to be completed and installed in the summer of 2011 before drilling of the wells begins in October 2011.

The remaining contracts for construction of the platform topside and living quarters, modification of the Sleipner A platform and the contract for pipeline fabrication and laying will be awarded later this year. Investment in field installations, pipelines and drilling of production wells will total almost $3.29b.

Maritime Reporter September 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds


Kruszewski Joins Braemar Engineering

Braemar Engineering, the specialist maritime engineering consultancy, today announced the appointment of Chis Kruszewski to the role of Senior Electrical Engineer in its Offshore,

RigNet Partners Inmarsat to Offer Fleet Xpress

RigNet, Inc., a global provider of remote managed offshore communications solutions, telecoms systems integration services and collaborative applications to the oil and gas industry,

Italy's Eni Arrives Arctic as Shell Departs

As Shell retreats from the Arctic, the Italian oil giant Eni is making final preparations for its own oil exploration venture in the Norwegian Arctic, reports the Guardian.

Maritime Security Maritime Standards Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1082 sec (9 req/sec)