The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has cleared the way for Eni to resume production from Goliat field in offshore Norway following an overall assessment.
In October, the PSA ordered Eni to cease production from Goliat after an audit directed at electrical safety on the field revealed serious breaches of regulations.
The regulator subsequently conducted a verification related to the order before production from Goliat could resume.
Following a request from PSA, Eni conducted on a meeting to present its plans for bringing the field back on stream.
The meeting was also attended by Statoil in its capacity as a Goliat licensee, to explain what measures it has implemented to resume production.
The PSA considered the information provided by Eni and Statoil, together with its own verification and overall assessments, and ruled that the order has been complied with.
Eni developed Goliat using a cylindrical floating production and storage unit (FPSO).
The field has a capacity of one million barrels of oil, with an output of 100,000bpd.
Production will take place using a subsea system comprising 22 wells, with 17 having already been completed.
Meanwhile, Eni completed its drilling campaign in Area 1 in offshore Mexico, increasing the hydrocarbon in-place estimate to two billion barrels.