First Gas Flows from Beta West in North Sea

11 April 2011 (Last Updated April 11th, 2011 18:30)

Statoil has announced the first gas flow from the Beta West structure in the Sleipner area of the North Sea. Statoil estimates that Beta West, which was discovered in 2009, contains about 80 million barrels of oil equivalent and will increase output from Sleipner B by about 15,000boe p

Statoil has announced the first gas flow from the Beta West structure in the Sleipner area of the North Sea.

Statoil estimates that Beta West, which was discovered in 2009, contains about 80 million barrels of oil equivalent and will increase output from Sleipner B by about 15,000boe per day.

“This was one of the largest discoveries we made that year, with a well drilled from the Sleipner B platform,” said Statoil vice-president for Sleipner operations Edvin Ytredal. “We’ve managed to bring the discovery onstream in less than two years, and more gas is now being delivered to European customers.”