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First visit offshore

July 3, 2008, 15:15 CEST

Platform manager Rune Herteig (left) next to EU's competition commissioner Neelie Kroes, Norwegian ministers Heidi Grande Røys and Terje Riis-Johansen, and executive vice president Tore Torvund.

(Photo: Frode Buanes/Bergens Tidende)

The Norwegian minister of government administration and reform, Heidi Grande Røys, was also in the delegation that visited the StatoilHydro operated Statfjord C platform in the North Sea.

On the platform they were hosted by Tore Torvund, StatoilHydro’s executive vice president of Exploration & Production Norway.


Tore Torvund talking to the newly appointed minister of petroleum and energy, Terje Riis-Johansen.

(Photo: Frode Buanes/Bergens Tidende)

“StatoilHydro is an important supplier of energy to the European market, and we work continuously to further develop the Norwegian continental shelf,” said Torvund to the visitors.

Presenting NCS
Kroes is in Norway to discuss issues such as competition aspects related to Norwegian projects for carbon capture and storage (CCS) and Norway’s role in the European gas market.

The visit to Statfjord C is included to present the technology applied and the work carried out on the Norwegian continental shelf.

The Statfjord field is currently being converted from mainly oil production to gas production in connection with the Statfjord late life project. The field will be a major contributor to the European gas market.

The offshore visit was organised by the Norwegian Ministry of Government Administration and Reform and the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy.