Statoil-operated Gina Krog field in North Sea begins production


Statoil-operated field Gina Krog in the North Sea has recently started production.

The recoverable reserves in the field total 16.8 million of oil, 11.8 billion standard cubic metres of gas, and 3.2 million tonnes of NGL. 

Norwegian Petroleum Directorate’s assistant director for the Southern North Sea Tove Francke said: “Gina Krog is an important contribution towards maintaining a high level of profitable production from the shelf.”

Francke also said that the licensees, headed by Statoil, delivered the project on time and budget.

The field has a production facility on the seabed and an oil storage ship at a water depth of 110m-120m.

"Gina Krog is an important contribution towards maintaining a high level of profitable production from the shelf."

Oil is transported through buoy loaders, while gas is exported to the Sleipner A platform for final processing.

Gas for injection is brought in from Zeepipe 2A (Gassled). This implies that three out of four fields on or close to the Utsira High are under production.

Edvard Grieg began in November 2015, while Ivar Aasen followed in December 2016. Johan Sverdrup is expected to begin production in late-2019.

Gina Krog has been kept ready for existing and future discoveries in the area, and will be linked to a planned joint solution to supply the Utsira High with power from shore. This plan is expected to be in place by 2022.


Image: Gina Krog is developed with a seabed production facility and a storage ship for oil. Photo: courtesy of Statoil via Norwegian Petroleum Directorate.