This field started production exactly 25 years ago

Twenty five years ago, on December 26th 1989, the first field on the Norwegian Continental Shelf developed using a floating production unit produced its first oil. The field’s name, Veslefrikk.


 

The field was discovered in 1981 and was developed with a fixed wellhead platform, named Veslefrikk A, and a semi-submersible platform with process facilities and living quarters , known as Veslefrikk B.  The ocean depth at field 175 meters.

Veslefrikk lies in the Norwegian North Sea block 30/3. 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.

Facts:

Operator: Statoil
Location: Block 30/3 in the Norwegian Sea
Production: Oil and gas
Production start: 26 December 1989

Partners:
Petoro 37 %
Talisman Resources Norge 27 %
Statoil 18 %
RWE Dea Norge 13.50 %
Wintershall Norge 4.5 %

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