Statoil Halts Veslefrikk Drilling Due to Seismic Interpretation

Statoil announced that the licence partners have decided to temporarily halt drilling on Veslefrikk.

The stoppage is due to the time that will be needed to interpret new seismic data, which can help in bringing profitable new drilling targets on the field to maturity.

The drilling stoppage is expected to last for a minimum of six months, the company informed.

Veslefrikk lies in Norwegian North Sea block 30/3. The field came on stream in 1989 as the first development off Norway to use a floating production unit.

Designated Veslefrikk B, this semi-submersible structure is tied to a fixed steel wellhead platform – Veslefrikk A.

Oil from the field is landed via the pipeline from the Oseberg development to the Sture terminal outside Bergen.  Gas travels through the Statpipe system via Kårstø north of Stavanger to Emden in Germany.

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