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The Goliat  Field (Photo: © Eni Norge)

Digitization of the Norwegian Continental Shelf

A new web-based tool is being used for the first time offshore for collecting, systematizing and presenting safety critical information on the Goliat platform in the Barents Sea.The system, developed by Eni Norge in cooperation with Safetec and SINTEF, measures and monitors more than 10,600 technical components in real time.The solution reflects several years of intensive work in the industry to develop better methods and systems for risk management. Since 2013, Eni Norway with design and engineering support from Safetec and SINTEF, and software development of Eigen Ltd, has developed a

Photo: Equinor

Johan Castberg PDO Approved

spinoffs.Equinor and the other operators with oil deposits in the Barents Sea are looking at the possibilities of oil transfer at Veidnes in Finnmark county, including both a downscaled terminal solution and ship-to-ship transfer.The Johan Castberg partnership consists of Equinor (operator 50 percent), Eni Norge (30 percent) and Petoro (20 percent)

The WIN WIN Concept. (Image: DNV GL)

WIN WIN: Wind Powered Oil Recovery Concept Progresses

that wind power could be used to power offshore water injection. The project is currently moving into its second phase, which includes refining and testing the electrical systems, and investigating possibilities for broader applications. The project consists of four partners: DNV GL, ExxonMobil and ENI Norge – all part of the first phase – and the Norwegian Research Council – a new participant for this second phase.  The first phase of the project determined the concept is technically feasible, capable of meeting performance targets, and cost-competitive with conventional water

More Stim: jack-ups like the Maersk Gallant (seen from the business end) might soon be completing more wells with Fishbones stimulation technology. (Photo Ole Jørgen Bratland - Statoil)

Norway's Rising Subsea Stars

, announcing an innovative solution designed to both help the environment as well as the profitability of the beleaguered oil and gas industry: Wind-Powered Oil Recovery. Specifically the plan is designed to use floating wind turbines to power a water injection system. JIP partners include ExxonMobil, ENI Norge, Nexen Petroleum UK Ltd., Statoil, VNG Norge, PG Flow Solutions and ORE Catapult.  “We can now see renewable energy as a large scale source of power to offshore oil & gas operations. By using the recent developments of floating offshore wind turbines this concept can offer a clean

Image: DNV GL

Wind-powered Oil Recovery Project Green-lighted

renewable and oil and gas industries have worked together in the DNV GL-led WIN WIN (wind powered water injection) JIP to develop the concept of using floating wind turbines to power a water injection system in detail and assess its technical and commercial feasibility. JIP partners include ExxonMobil, ENI Norge, Nexen Petroleum UK Ltd., Statoil, VNG Norge, PG Flow Solutions and ORE Catapult.    Technical and operational aspects as well as costs have been assessed, and no major challenges have been identified through the JIP’s study. Analyses of system performance examining site specific

Courtesy Goliat FPSO

Eni Starts Production of Goliat Field

for Eni’s growth strategy and will significantly contribute to the cash flow generation. In the Production License 229, Eni holds a 65% stake (operator), while Norway's Statoil holds the remaining 35%. Eni has been present in Norway since 1965, where it operates through its subsidiary Eni Norge AS. In the country, the company has interests in exploration licenses and production fields, including Ekofisk, Åsgard, Heidrun and Kristin with a total equity production in 2015 of 106 thousand barrels of oil equivalent per day

World's First Subsea Compression System

Aker Delivers World's First Subsea Compression System

near the wellheads, rather than on a platform, improves recovery rates and reduces capital and operating costs. Subsea compression also leaves a smaller environmental footprint and is safer to operate than a platform. The Åsgard field's operator is Statoil and license partners are Petoro, Eni Norge, Total E&P Norge and ExxonMobil E&P Norway. Aker Solutions has supported Statoil on installation, testing and start-up activities. The compression system is designed for large flow rates, built to be reliable, efficient and flexible. The versatile technology is of particular value for developmen

Schematic of the Goliat field in the Norwegian Barents Sea (courtesy ENI Norge AS)

First Subsea Completes Work on Goliat FPSO

Subsea connector specialist First Subsea informs it has completed the installation of bend stiffener connections for gas lift and production risers, power cables and umbilicals, for the Goliat FPSO in the Norwegian Barents Sea.   Operated by ENI Norge AS, the Goliat FPSO is the first offshore oil development in Norway's Arctic region, in the Barents Sea.   In total the Goliat FPSO features 11 Type II bend stiffener connections (BSC) at present, with a further 10 receptacle I-tubes preinstalled within the base of the vessel, enabling more tie-backs to be added as field production increases.

Exploration Well in Drivis Completed

of the exploration programme and what those mean for the Johan Castberg development project,” says Erik Strand Tellefsen, Statoil vice president for field development northern Norway. Statoil is operator for production licence PL532 with an ownership share of 50%. The licence partners are Eni Norge AS (30%) and Petoro AS (20%).  

Irene Rummelhoff, senior vice president exploration Norway. (Photo: Harald Pettersen)

Exploration Well in Kramsnø Completed

we hoped for. This makes it even more important to improve the development concept and reduce investments,” said Erik Strand Tellefsen, vice president field development northern Norway. Statoil is operator for production license PL532 with an ownership share of 50%. The license partners are Eni Norge AS (30%) and Petoro AS (20%).  

The Sabertooth double-hull can roam free for up to 40 miles, is depth-rated to 3,000 meters and has 360-degree orientation.

Breakthrough in Asset and Environmental Scrutiny

Benefits to asset integrity and environmental monitoring of oil and gas installations will come from a project developed by EniNorge and Tecnomare called Clean Sea (continuous long-term environmental and asset integrity monitoring at sea). The Clean Sea team has found answers to key issues, like the early warning of spills and leakages, with imaginative technological solutions using a Sabertooth hybrid AUV/ROV from Saab Seaeye. They sought to overcome the current shortcomings of environmental monitoring and inspection of oil and gas infrastructures. Usually such work is restricted to an annual

Cylindrical FPSO: Photo courtesy of HHI

FPSO Wins Korea Government Award for HHI

to be the world’s largest shipbuilder, says it has gained an additional ‘World Class Product’ certificate from the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy for its cylindrical FPSO. The newly certified ‘World Class Product’ is a cylindrical FPSO: the Goliat FPSO ordered by Eni Norge will be installed in the Goliat field, 85 km northwest of Hammerfest, in the Barents Sea. This cylindrical floater is designed to store 1 million barrels of crude oil, and 4 million standard cubic meters of gas per day. It measures 112 m in diameter, 75 m tall and weighs about 53,000 tonnes

Gro G. Haatvedt: Photo Statoil

Persistence Rewarded as Statoil Strike Energy-rich Barents Sea Source

Statoil ASA has together with its partners Eni Norge AS and Petoro AS made an oil and gas discovery in the Skavl prospect in PL532, close to Johan Castberg in the Barents Sea. Well 7220/7-2 S, drilled by the rig West Hercules, has proven a 22-metre gas column and a 23-metre oil column in the Jurassic Tubåen formation, and a 133-metre oil column in the Triassic Fruholmen formation. Statoil estimates the volumes in Skavl to be in the range of 20-50 million barrels of recoverable oil. "Statoil puts a lot of effort into proving additional oil resources in the Johan Castberg area in order to

Well location: Image courtesy ofNorwegian Petroleum Directorate

Barents Sea Eni Dry Well to be Plugged & Abandoned

The first deepwater well in western Barents Sea is to be permanently plugged and abandoned by operators Eni Norge A/S, having been found to be dry. The well was drilled in the Barents Sea about 185 kilometres southwest of the Snøhvit field and 160 kilometres northwest of Tromsø to explore for petroleum in Eocene and Paleocene reservoir rocks (the Sotbakken Group) but did not encounter reservoir rocks and was declared to be dry. The well is the first exploration well in production licence 529 with a licence awarded in the 20th licensing round. It was drilled to a vertical depth of 4025

Spooling Wire in Mongstad Base: Photo credit IOS InterMoor

Barents Sea Mooring Spread Contract for IOS InterMoor

IOS InterMoor AS, an Acteon company, contracted by Eni Norge to provide two complete mooring spreads in the Goliat Oilfield. The contract is for the provision of general mooring equipment services, including equipment rental, service and repair, and personnel for mooring operations. To meet these contract requirements, IOS InterMoor AS will make a considerable investment in new equipment, personnel and facilities in Hammerfest, Norway, during spring 2013. With more than 27 years of experience operating on Norwegian offshore bases in Stavanger, Mongstad and Kristiansund, IOS InterMoor will apply its

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