Statoil restarts Snorre B production
- Project & Tenders
Statoil has fully resumed oil production from its Snorre B platform in the Norwegian part of the North Sea.
According to Reuters, the news of the oil output resumption was first shared by the Stavanger-based newspaper, Aftenblad.
Production from a subsea template at the Snorre B platform was shut down on 17 May following the discovery of an abnormal erosion of mass under the template.
Oil output then partially resumed a week later.
Oil from Snorre B is piped for 45 kilometres to Statfjord B for storage and export. Part of the gas is injected back into the reservoir, while the rest is transported by pipeline via Snorre A on to continental Europe through the Statpipe system and to St Fergus, Scotland through the Tampen link pipeline.