Statoil and its companions have determined to speculate simply over NOK 5 billion within the improvement of Askeladd, the half two of the multi-phased Snøhvit improvement within the Barents Sea.
The Askeladd improvement will provide 21 billion cubic metres of gasoline and two million cubic metres of condensate to Hammerfest LNG, and manufacturing is scheduled to come back on stream in the direction of the tip of 2020.
“This is the following step within the improvement of Snøhvit. Askeladd will assist preserve a plateau manufacturing price on the Hammerfest LNG plant till 2023 and is a worthwhile funding that may assist safe jobs and ripple results within the area,” says Torger Rød, Statoil’s senior vp for challenge improvement.
But the angle for Snøhvit and Hammerfest LNG is for much longer: “The Snøhvit licence accommodates sufficient gasoline to keep up manufacturing past 2050, and Hammerfest LNG will present jobs for a few years to come back,” says Per Henry Gonsholt, performing manufacturing director at Hammerfest LNG. More than 400 individuals are at the moment working on the plant.
Askeladd will likely be developed with three wells by way of two new subsea templates with house for added wells sooner or later. In addition, an infrastructure will likely be put in to tie-in the Askeladd improvement to present Snøhvit area infrastructure.
Hammerfest LNG is a extremely environment friendly LNG plant as a result of re-injection of the reclaimed CO2 and the mixed warmth and energy cycle used to provide the power wants at Melkøya.
The Askeladd improvement will contribute to elevated exercise on the Polar Base within the challenge interval, and Aker Solutions has been awarded the contract for the 2 subsea templates. (Source and picture: Statoil – Melkoya facility/Jorgen Bratland/Statoil)
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