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Consent to use Kvitebjørn

The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has granted Statoil ASA (Statoil) its consent to use the Kvitebjørn field. This includes starting test production, simultaneous drilling and production, as well as normal operations and well maintenance. The consent was granted on 12 July 2004.

The Kvitebjørn field is located in block 34/11, east of the Gullfaks field in the North Sea. The licensees are Statoil ASA, Petoro AS, Norsk Hydro Produksjon a.s and Total E&P Norge AS.

The field was proven in 1994 and estimates indicate that the field holds recoverable reserves of about 53 billion cubic meters of gas and 113 million barrels of condensate.

Kvitebjørn consists of a fully integrated, fixed steel platform with drilling and process facilities and living quarters.

The platform was installed on the field in the North Sea on 16 May 2003. Drilling of wells commenced in September 2003.

The reservoir is located at a depth of about 4000 meters and has high pressure and high temperature. Water depth on Kvitebjørn is 190 meters.


Leslie Austdal, Statoil

Contact person in the PSA:
Mike Theiss

Contact person in the PSA:
Mike Theiss