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Statoil has started drilling Ensis

"Transocean Spitsbergen" has now placed the drill in the ground on the Ensis field in the Barents Sea. Ensis is located in PL 393B about 42 kilometers from nearest mainland that is Nordkapp Municipality. Water depth is 294 meters. The primarily target of the well is to prove hydrocarbons in the Knurr formation. Secondary target is to investigate if there is communication between the Nucula-wells (7125/4-1 and 7125/4-2). Statoil is operator in PL 393B with a 50 per cent share. Partners are Concedo (20 per cent), OMV (10 per cent) and Petoro (20 per cent).


Mexico`s 76 years of oil monopoly reaches the end

This week a list will be published containing the names of which oil fields that will be opened for a bidding round amongst international players, and which fields that will be kept by the state-owned company Pemex. Statoil, that has been present in Mexico since 2011, is one of the companies that are considering searching for oil and gas in the country. The oil reform was decided on Monday this week. According to Communication Manager in Statoil, Knut Rostad, all terms and conditions must be competitive for Statoil to join a bidding round. – Statoil has a long history of developing and producing from demanding offshore regions around the world. Exploration along the coast of Mexico is therefore interesting for us to consider. We will maintain the dialogue with both authorities and players that have knowledge to the country and the country`s industry, and we will follow the situation further to see if the conditions are interesting, says Rostad.


PSA will investigate oil leak on Ekofisk

On the night of August 7, a hydrocarbon leak occurred from the Eldfiskis platform on the Ekofisk field in the North Sea. According to operator ConocoPhillips, a blowdown valve in the separator was left open during the start-up, so that stabilized oil flowed to the sea via a sea sump and knockout drum. The leak was discovered and halted at 05.00 on August 7. A helicopter was dispatched to monitor and assess the size of the leak and mechanical recovery of the oil initiated. The Petroleum Safety Authority has now decided to investigate the leak which reflects the seriousness of the incident and the information received about it.


The Heimdal lifetime extended from 2014 to 2034

The Heimdal platform, that started production back in 1985, was planned to be shut down in 2014. This is no longer the case. The reason for this decision is the gas field Valemon that will get into production by the end of this year. There is currently no production on Heimdal but instead there are processing and treatment of gas from neighboring fields. The next step is to prepare Heimdal to be able to receive gas from Valemon. In the long rung the goal is to connect Heimdal to several fields in the area. – Valemon has created new possibilities for Heimdal. A major job has now been made to extend the lifetime from 2014 to 2034. It is economically profitable to connect neighboring fields with existing infrastructure. It provides possibilities for other fields in the area, said production manager for mature fields in Statoil, Sturle Bergaas.


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