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.