Statfjord C sets a record

September 17, 2001, 15:00 CEST

The Statoil-operated Statfjord C platform in the North Sea has today, 17 September, produced for 231 days without a stop. This is a new record on the Norwegian continental shelf.

The Statfjord A platform held the old record for production regularity. It was set on 17 May 2000, when the platform had produced continuously for 228 days .

Olav Håland, operations manager for Statfjord C, is pleased with this regularity but wants to give particular mention to the results attained within health, safety and the environment:

"We have 290 days behind us without any serious personal injuries," he says. "In addition, 2001 so far has shown a good trend with regard to gas leakages."

Mr Håland praises the production organisation for the good results. Personnel have a clear picture of the goals and they do what they can to achieve them, he believes.

Statfjord C currently processes about 208,000 barrels of oil per day. Of this amount, roughly 82,000 barrels are the Statfjord licence's entitlement crude, while 126,000 barrels come from the Statoil-operated fields Sygna, Statfjord North and Statfjord East.