Statoil starts production from North Sea oil and gas field

Norwegian energy company Statoil has started production at the Gudrun oil and gas field (pictured) in the North Sea. The field, which was discovered in 1975, is expected to produce […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

Norwegian energy company Statoil has started production at the Gudrun oil and gas field (pictured) in the North Sea.

The field, which was discovered in 1975, is expected to produce around 184 million barrels of oil and gas over its lifespan.

Oil and gas from Gudrun will be sent to the Sleipner field – located 55 kilometres south of Gudrun – where it will be processed before the oil is sent to the processing plant Karsto and the gas to Europe, all through existing pipelines tied in to Sleipner.

Arne Sigve Nylund, Statoil’s Executive Vice President for the Development and Production Norway business area said: “Gudrun illustrates how we can maximise value creation and realise new projects on the Norwegian shelf by combining new field developments with existing pipelines and facilities.”