Total begins oil production from Ekofisk South two months ahead of schedule

Posted on 28 October 2013

This map provided by Total shows the locations of the Ekofisk and Eldfisk oil fields in the Norwegian North Sea, relative to the coast of Norway.

This map provided by Total shows the locations of the Ekofisk and Eldfisk oil fields in the Norwegian North Sea, relative to the coast of Norway.

Total has started production two months earlier than planned at Norway’s Ekofisk South platform, which is part of the Ekofisk field in the Norwegian North Sea. Its potential production capacity is 70,000 boe/day. The project includes drilling 35 new production wells and eight injection wells.

“The Ekofisk South project is an important building block to extend the lifespan of Ekofisk for some 40 further years. This start-up, together with those of Eldfisk II in 2015 and Martin Linge in late 2016, will significantly increase Total’s production in Norway by 2017,” Patrice de Viviès, Total’s senior vice president for exploration and production in Northern Europe, said.

“Ekofisk South is also the first in a series of major start-ups that will contribute to the group’s objective to grow its production potential to 3 million barrels of oil equivalent per day by 2017,” he added.

Ekofisk was discovered in 1969 and is located approximately 300 km off the Norwegian coast. The PL 018 partners are Total (39.9%), ConocoPhillips (35.11%, operator), Eni (12.39%), Statoil (7.6%) and Petoro (5%).

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