US operator ConocoPhillips is undertaking further decommissioning work on Norway’s original offshore oil and gas field.
The Ekofisk was the Scandinavian country’s first producing field, coming onstream back in 1971, and one of the largest in the North Sea.
The total number of manned and unmanned installations that have been in operation in the Greater Ekofisk Area is close to 30, with some now out of commission and lying cold.
The operator has now received consent for preparations for and the start of the removal of minor structures from the Ekofisk field facilities, including the installation of a temporary crane on a field terminal platform.
ConocoPhillips has applied to the PSA for consent to dispose of the Ekofisk 2/4 H, Ekofisk 2/4 A, Ekofisk 2/4 FTP and Ekofisk 2/4 Q facilities.
The Petroleum Safety Authority of Norway is dealing separately with the remainder of ConocoPhillips’ consent application.
ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS is the operator for the Greater Ekofisk Area (35.11 % ownership). Other license owners are Total E&P Norge AS (39.90 %), Eni Norge AS (12.39 % ), Statoil Petroleum AS (7.60 %) and Petoro AS (5.00 %).
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