Offshore Field Development (Drilling-Subsea)
|Updated:||11 January 2013|
Ekofisk is the oldest field complex in operation on the Norwegian continental shelf. The operator is ConocoPhillips.
It consists of the fields Ekofisk, Eldfisk and Embla (Statoil's interest 7.604%) plus Tor (Statoil's interest 6.639%).
Ekofisk has been upgraded with several new platforms over the years, the latest was 2/4-M installed in 2005.
Several new projects are being studied: a new Ekofisk Hotel and fields centre, a new Ekofisk South drilling platform and redevelopment of Eldfisk. Final decisions are expected to be taken during the next few years.
These new platforms are expected to extend the field life beyond the current licence period, which ends in 2028.
Ekofisk is tied to Teesside in the UK and Emden in Germany by the Norpipe pipelines for oil and gas respectively.
This infrastructure for oil and gas transport is also used for surrounding fields.
Lundin Petroleum AB (Lundin Petroleum) is pleased to announce that drilling of exploration well 2/8-18S in PL440S has commenced. The well will target the Clapton prospect, which is situated 10 km north of the Valhall Field, offshore Norway. The main objective of well 2/8-18S is to test the hydrocarbon potential in the Ekofisk, Tor and Hod formations.
Alfa Laval Wins Order To Supply Fresh Water Generators Worth SEK 50 Million To An Oil Platform In Norway
Alfa Laval – a world leader in heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling – has won an order to supply fresh water generators to an oil platform in the North Sea. The order is worth approximately SEK 50 million. Delivery is scheduled for 2012.
Loadings of North Sea Ekofisk crude will be delayed by three days from July 27 until the end of August, following a fire at the BP PLC -operated Valhall oil field Wednesday, according to a statement by Ekofisk field-operator ConocoPhilips emailed to Dow Jones Newswires Friday.