Water is injected into the reservoir to maintain its pressure and thereby improve oil recovery. Various challenges were faced on each well, including some leaking valves. StatoilHydro and its partners on Statfjord North thereby lost 14 000 barrels of oil production per day until the problems were overcome. The field was not back on stream until almost a year later, in the third quarter of 2009.Oil spill from Statfjord A – againNew operating model
The subsea production installations on the Statfjord North satellite had to be shut down in order to repair equipment related to the water injection wells.
President Carter visits Statfjord A
It is not every day that Norway gets a visit from an American president, but 4 May 1982 was one such occasion. That was when Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalyn took a trip out to Statfjord A, which was operated at the time by Mobil Exploration Norway Inc (Meni).