Veslefrikk platform; Image: Statoil/Øyvind Hagen

Twenty eight years ago today, the Statoil-operated Veslefrikk field located offshore Norway started production. 

Statoil is the operator of the Veslefrikk field with an 18% interest and its partners are Petoro (37%), Repsol Norge (27%), DEA Norge (13.5%), and Wintershall (4.5%).

The Veslefrikk is an oil field which lies in the Norwegian North Sea block 30/3. The field came on stream on December 26, 1989 as the first development off Norway to use a floating production unit.

Designated Veslefrikk B, this semi-submersible structure is tied to a fixed steel wellhead platform – Veslefrikk A.

Oil from the field is landed via the pipeline from the Oseberg development to the Sture terminal outside Bergen. Gas travels through the Statpipe system via Kårstø north of Stavanger to Emden in Germany.

Back in September Offshore Energy Today reported that Statoil had decided to extend the lifetime of the Veslefrikk field by seven years. The country’s offshore union, Industri Energi, revealed that the field would be operational until 2025, and beyond that it would be subject to annual estimate of profitability.

Offshore Energy Today Staff

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