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Petrojarl I on Glitne

July 30, 2001, 09:00 CEST

The Petrojarl I production ship is in position on Statoil’s Glitne field in the North Sea after leaving the Åmøy Fjord outside Stavanger on 28 July.

After the mooring system and risers have been connected up, the vessel is due to come on stream during August.

Glitne will yield some 40,000 barrels of oil per day at plateau level, which should be reached within one-two months of starting production.

The field contains roughly 25 million barrels of oil, making it Norway’s smallest producing discovery. It has an estimated production life of two-three years, depending on oil price trends.

Petroleum Geo Services, which owns Petrojarl I, will be responsible for operating Glitne.

The vessel has been modified at the Kværner yard in Stavanger, including the installation of two specially-built turbines to generate electricity from associated gas.

“All systems, processing plant and dynamic positioning equipment have been tested in the Åmøy Fjord,” says field installation manager Rolf Saltkjel.

He reports that these tests were as extensive as for a newbuilding.