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More oil from Gullfaks

July 29, 2015 10:50 CEST | Last modified September 12, 2019 10:25 CEST
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The Gullfaks A platform in the North Sea. (Photo: Øyvind Hagen)

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Arild Dybvig

«GSO demonstrates how we can increase recovery and profitability by use of standardised, simplified development solutions tied to existing infrastructure,” says Arild Dybvig, vice president for fast-track projects in Development & Production Norway.

Production started three years after the project was approved. NOK 9 billion have been invested in the project.

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Marit Berling

«Helping utilise spare processing capacity, the project extends the Gullfaks A platform life beyond 2030,» says Marit Berling, vice president for Gullfaks operations.

GSO represents our focus on improved recovery, standardisation and industrialisation – in line with Statoil’s continuous effort of maximising value creation on the Norwegian continental shelf.

This project is part of Statoil’s fast-track portfolio, but it has a larger and more complex subsea scope than ordinary developments of this kind.

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Trond Bokn

«Close to 800 vessel days and 2.3 million working hours have been completed with good HSE results. GSO is our most comprehensive fast-track project,» says Trond Bokn, vice president for subsea projects in Technology, Projects & Drilling.

The project also involved 370 drilling rig days. The drilling programme will continue through the first quarter of 2016.

GSO covers two subsea templates, four production wells, two gas injectors, a gas injection pipeline and a total of three production tubings, in addition to umbilicals and power cables for pipeline heating. There are a total of 22 subsea tie-ins.