Statoil gets consent to use new pipeline on Heidrun field

Norwegian oil company Statoil has received consent from the Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) to use a replacement pipeline on the Heidrun field off Norway.

Heidrun platform

The PSA said on Thursday that the Norwegian oil and gas company would use the replacement pipeline between Heidrun and subsea structure E on the Heidrun field.

According to the safety body, the replacement of the Heidrun P-E pipeline is part of a project to develop and extend the life of Heidrun Nordflanken by 20 years.

The new pipeline will be installed in May/June 2018 with the anticipated start-up between July and September 2018.

As far as the Heidrun field is concerned, it is located on the Haltenbanken in the Norwegian Sea, 30 kilometers north-east of Åsgard.

The Heidrun field lies in some 350 meters of water on the Halten Bank in the Norwegian Sea. It has been developed with a floating concrete-hulled tension-leg platform (TLP) installed over a subsea template with 56 well slots. The field was brought on stream in 1995.