This part of the northern North Sea contains Statfjord (A, B and C platforms and satellites Statfjord North and East and Sygna), Gullfaks (three platforms and satellite Gullfaks South), Snorre (two platforms and four subsea installations) and Visund with satellite. In addition come the Vigdis, Tordis, Gullveig and Rimfaks satellites, which lie in separate licences but have been developed with subsea installations tied back to other platforms.
The Statoil project was to be pursued in close cooperation with the other licensees for every licence in the area. Its first step involved Statfjord late life, a modification project embracing all the field’s platforms and satellites.
Through optimum use of the available facilities, a potential was felt to exist for improving recovery by roughly 313 million barrels (50 million standard cubic metres) of oil equivalent. Such optimisation could be achieved by exploiting capacity in the area through transferring production between platforms
shutting down platform functions as they became superfluous intensified work on improving recovery more efficient maintenance concentrating expertise in dedicated Tampen entities.
In addition, Statoil implemented major efficiency improvement programmes for Statfjord and Gullfaks which aimed to cut operating costs by 30 per cent.
Report no 38 to the Storting (2003-2004): Om petroleumsvirksomheten.
Offshore.no, 22 March 2004. “Tampen 2020 skal modifiseres for minst NOK 5 milliarder”.
Ministry of Petroleum and Energy/Norwegian Petroleum Directorate. Facts 2012. The Norwegian petroleum sector.