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Statoil given consent for change of use at Sleipner

Statoil Petroleum AS (Statoil) has been given consent for a change of use at Sleipner as a result of modifications relating to the connection of the Gudrun Field.

Gudrun is an oil and gas field that is under development in block 15/3, approx. 55km north of Sleipner. Production is planned to commence in 2014 and oil and gas will be transported through two pipelines to the Sleipner A facility for further processing and onward transport.

The scope of the modifications that must be carried out on the Sleipner A facility means that assumptions in the original safety assessments and analyses may be breached. As a result, Statoil, as operator at Sleipner, is required by law to apply for consent for a change of use.

Following a review of the documentation that Statoil prepared with regard to the safety aspects of the modifications, Petroleum Safety Authority Norway has given its consent for the change of use.

Journal 2013/494


Inger Anda, Director for communication and public affairs
Email: inger.anda@ptil.no | +47 970 54 064