Mouse on Statfjord AThe drilling fluid strike

Production drilling starts on Statfjord A

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Production drilling began on Statfjord A on 30 November 1978. Four wells were completed initially and had to be tested before output started.
— Drilling crew from Loffland Bros. working at Statfjord A. Photo: Odd Noreger/Norwegian Petroleum Museum
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Well A33 was the first producer to be readied. It was opened at 21.30 on Sunday 20 October 1979, and first oil reached the topside exactly at midnight.

A volume corresponding to 7 000 barrels per day was produced through a 32/64-inch choke. No sand came up from the well, which was good news.

To learn more, see:  Hook-up and commissioning of Statfjord A .

Mouse on Statfjord AThe drilling fluid strike
Published November 26, 2019   •   Updated December 11, 2019
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