|Owner/Operator(s):||Statoil ASA Exxon Mobile Corp. Total S.A. ConocoPhillips|
|Updated:||18 Mar 2011|
The Sture terminal near Bergen in western Norway is an important export port for crude oil, which arrives by pipeline from the Oseberg area and the Grane field in the North Sea.
Oseberg-area crude and condensate (light oil) is carried in the 115-kilometre Oseberg Transport System (OTS), which starts at the A platform on the field.
Crude from Grane travels through the 212-kilometre Grane Oil Pipeline (GOP).
The Sture facility comprises two jetties able to berth tankers up to 300,000 deadweight tonnes, plus five artificial rock caverns for crude with a total capacity of one million cubic metres.
In addition come a 60,000-cubic-metre cavern for liquefied petroleum gases (LPG) and a ballast water cavern of 200,000 cubic metres.
The terminal also features a plant for recovering volatile organic compounds (VOC), which is environmentally important when loading tankers.
Processing facilities at Sture recover the lightest components from the crude, which are extracted as an LPG mix (propane and butane) and as naphtha.
Stabilised crude and LPG mix are stored in the relevant rock caverns before being shipped out over the jetties.
LPG mix and naphtha are also transported from the terminal through the Vestprosess pipeline to Mongstad.
Emergency response related to vessel safety and oil spill clean-up has a very high priority at the terminal.
A total of 250-260 crude oil and LPG carriers currently call at Sture every year.
Sture Terminal News
The partners have unanimously decided to recommend landing of oil from the Johan Sverdrup field at Mongstad.
Lundin Norway AS has confirmed an option in the Edvard Grieg topside contract for Kvaerner to perform the offshore hook-up and commissioning assistance. Estimated value is NOK 525 million.
Together with its licence partners Lundin Norway AS and Wintershall Norge ASA, RWE Dea Norge AS has submitted a plan for development and operation (PDO) for the Luno field to the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy.
Lundin Petroleum AB announces that its wholly owned subsidiary Lundin Norway AS as operator has, with its partners Wintershall Norge ASA (Wintershall) and RWE Dea Norge AS (RWE Dea), submitted a plan for development and operation (PDO) for the Luno field