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Consent to use Valhall beyond the original design life

BP Norge AS (BP) has received consent to use the QP, DP and PCP facilities at Valhall beyond the original design life.

Pursuant to the plan for development and operation (PDO), Valhall's design life expires in 2007.


Valhall Center. From left: Living quarters facility QP, drilling facility DP, production facility PCP, wellhead facility WP, water injection facility IP

Based on the company's application for consent, additional information obtained, as well as our other experience with BP's operation of the Valhall field, we have, pursuant to the Regulations relating to material and information in the petroleum activities (the Information Duty Regulations), Section 5 f, granted consent for use of Valhall QP up to 30 September 2010, PCP as processing platform up to 31 December 2010 and as gangway support up to 31 December 2015 and DP up to 31 December 2015. We have also granted consent to use the pipeline between Valhall and Ekofisk up to 31 December 2028 and the pipeline between Hod and Valhall up to 29 May 2015.

Link:Audit of technical and operational integrity at Valhall

Contact person in the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway:
Mike Theiss