The Statfjord oil field
is an enormous oil and gas field in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea
operated by Statoil
It is a trans-median field crossing the Norwegian and UK North Sea Boundary with approximately 15% being in the UK Continental Shelf waters. At peak production it produced over of oil per day. Oil is loaded offshore and taken directly to refineries; gas is transported via the Statpipe
pipeline to mainland Norway
The Statfjord field has three condeep
concrete production platforms
, A, B and C. Each platform is made up of approximately 250,000 tonnes of concrete with 40,000 tonnes of top-side processing and accommodation facilities.
Statfjord holds the record for the highest daily production ever recorded for a European oil field (outside Russia) : (crude oil
plus natural gas liquids
) were produced on January 16, 1987. Current production is less than , and no European field exceeds .
Statoil has planned the "late life" of the field expects to ultimately recover 68% of Oil in Place
. but more than 60% have been produced already, leaving modest oil reserves in the order of , so the focus will now be placed on extracting the associated natural gas that had been re-injected into the field all over its life. As a mainly natural gas producer, Statfjord is scheduled to remain active until 2019.
Statfjord Oil spill
In December 2007, thousands of tonnes of oil were spilled into the North Sea during the loading of a tanker at the... Read More