Is Ekofisk still producing?

Is Ekofisk still producing?

Total S.A. Ekofisk is an oil field in block 2/4 of the Norwegian sector of the North Sea about 320 km (200 mi) southwest of Stavanger. Discovered in 1969 by Phillips Petroleum Company, it remains one of the most important oil fields in the North Sea. Oil production is planned to continue until at least 2050.

Where is Ekofisk located?

North Sea
Ekofisk, group of Norwegian offshore natural-gas and oil fields located in the North Sea about 180 miles (290 km) southwest of Norway, halfway between Norway and the United Kingdom.

Where is the Forties field?

The Forties Oil Field is the largest oil field in the North Sea, 110 miles east of Aberdeen. It was discovered in 1970 and first produced oil in 1975 under ownership of British Petroleum, now called BP.

Where is North Sea oil fields?

The British and Norwegian sectors hold most of the large oil reserves. It is estimated that the Norwegian sector alone contains 54% of the sea’s oil reserves and 45% of its gas reserves. More than half of the North Sea oil reserves have been extracted, according to official sources in both Norway and the UK.

Can oil rig capsize?

In November 1979, the Bohai 2 jack-up rig capsized off the coast of China in the Bohai Gulf. Tragically, this accident led to the death of 72 of 76 workers onboard. This, alongside the relentless storm, capsized the rig.

Does Norway sell oil?

The petroleum sector accounts for about 40% of Norway’s exports and 14% of its gross domestic product (GDP). While Norway’s reliance on oil and gas drew scrutiny during the election campaign, the new government said it had to balance social and economic considerations with climate change targets.

Where is oil rig located in Norway?

Oseberg (Norwegian: Osebergfeltet) is an offshore oil field with a gas cap in the North Sea located 140 km (87 mi) northwest of the city of Bergen on the southwestern coast of Norway.

When did Apache buy forties?

Apache acquired 97% working interest in Forties from BP, becoming the operator of the Forties field in 2003.

When was the Forties field discovered?

The giant Forties Field was discovered in 1970, only the second oil field to be found in the UK North Sea. Originally predicted to run dry by the early 1990, it has now produced 2.64 billion barrels – and is expected to continue for another 20 years.

What is the biggest oil platform in the North Sea?

Hibernia platform
The Hibernia platform in Canada is the world’s largest (in terms of weight) offshore platform, located on the Jeanne D’Arc Basin, in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Newfoundland.

What is the largest oil platform in the North Sea?

With an estimated seven to eight billion barrels of oil in place, the Clair field is the largest oilfield on the UK Continental Shelf.

What was the worst oil rig accident?

Piper Alpha The North Sea disaster on Piper Alpha remains the worst oil rig disaster ever. The tragic event claimed the lives of 167 people on 6 July 1988.

What are the platforms of the Ekofisk complex?

The newest platforms are the wellhead platform 2/4 Z and the field center and accommodation platform 2/4 L which were installed in 2013. Since the development started early in the 1970s, the Complex has been a field center and hub for the production from the Ekofisk field itself, and from the other fields in the Greater Ekofisk Area.

Where is the Ekofisk area?

The Greater Ekofisk Area is situated at the southern end of Norway’s North Sea sector, cirka 280 kilometres south-west of Stavanger. It encompass Ekofisk – the first Norwegian oil field.

What is the Ekofisk South project?

The Ekofisk South project consists of the 2/4 Z wellhead platform and the 2/4 VB seabed installation. For press photos, click here. Ekofisk 2/4 J is a processing and transportation platform which became operational in 1998.

What is Ekofisk 2/4 m?

Ekofisk 2/4 M is a combined production and process platform remotely controlled from Ekofisk 2/4 J. Ekofisk 2/4 M came on stream in 2005 and can accommodate 30 wells. One of the wells is used for reinjection of cuttings. Drilling and well intervention activities takes place using jack-up rigs.