The plan for development and operation (PDO) was approved in June 2009. The field came on stream on 12 March 2016. Production capacity is approximately 110,000 barrels of oil per day.
The Goliat development consists of a circular, permanently anchored, floating production unit with integrated storage and loading systems and subsea wells tied back to the unit. The oil will be offloaded from buoys to shuttle tankers.
This unit is partially powered by electricity generated on land, reducing the need for local power generation. It is adapted to the prevailing climatic conditions and will satisfy strict HSE regulations.
The field is producing from 12 wells drilled from eight subsea templates. Pressure maintenance by means of water injection has been chosen for efficient reservoir drainage. This will also enable reinjection of produced water. Six water injectors have been drilled, while one water injector will be drilled in 2017. Until a solution has been found for gas offtake, the produced gas will be reinjected into the reservoir. Three gas injectors have been completed.
Operator: Eni Norge AS
Location: Block 7122 and 7123 in the Barents Sea
Start-up: March 2016
Production: Oil and gas