Statoil becomes the operatorOld technology revived

Production record set

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Statfjord’s production for a single day peaked in January 1987 at 850 204 barrels of oil.
— Plattformsjef Rune Reinertsen på Statfjord A, står ved produksjonsbrønn A-06, som er en av de mest produserende på Statfjordfeltet. Foto: Øyvind Hagen/Equinor
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No other field in the Norwegian North Sea had previously achieved a similar daily output. On that day alone, Statfjord produced as much as the whole Gulf of Mexico.

During its best year, the field accounted for well over half of Norway’s oil output. And it was responsible at peak for 80 per cent of Statoil’s operating profit.

Lerøen, Bjørn Vidar. 1001 brønn . Stavanger 1997, p 80.

Statoil becomes the operatorOld technology revived
Published December 3, 2019   •   Updated December 17, 2019
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