Gina Krog storage vessel lags behind development

Randgrid; Image: Teekay

A floating storage unit meant for the Statoil-operated North Sea field Gina Krog has reportedly experienced delays, lagging behind the overall project development. 

The Gina Krog field is located 30 kilometers northwest of the Sleipner field and around 250 kilometers southwest of Stavanger, Norway.

The development plan, submitted in December 2012, entails a platform resting on the seabed, while the wells will be drilled with a mobile jack-up drilling rig. The liquid will be transported by tanker, and the gas via the Sleipner field.

According to a Wednesday report by the Norwegian news website Teknisk Ukeblad (TU), the construction of the floating storage and offloading (FSO) unit, which is currently being converted in Singapore, is behind the schedule.

The FSO unit is being converted from the former shuttle tanker Rangrid from the Heidrun field by Sembcorp Marine’s subsidiary Sembawang shipyard. The 1995-built tanker is owned by Teekay. Planning, conversion, installation and testing of the unit were expected to be completed until the first quarter of 2017.

A spokesperson for Statoil told the Norwegian news website the delay is due to challenging engineering work but this should not affect the project start-up, which is scheduled for the spring of 2017.

Offshore Energy Today has reached to Statoil seeking confirmation and further details about the project. However, the company was not immediately available for comment.

Offshore Energy Today Staff

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