ConocoPhillips has received consent from Petroleum Safety Authority Norway to extend the lifetime of facilities and pipelines on the Eldfisk oil field, which is operated by the company and situated in block 2/7 in the southern North Sea.
The field was discovered in 1970, with production starting in 1979, and its first development comprised three facilities with steel jackets, Eldfisk 2/7-A, 2/7-B and 2/7-FTP. Two facilities were subsequently added to the field. ConocoPhillips has applied for consent to extend the lifetime of the first three facilities and associated subsea pipelines to the end of 2028. This is in accordance with the operator's plans for future development of the field and the approved plan for development and operation.
Commenting on the consent to extend the lifetime of Eldfisk, a statement from PSA Norway on the organization’s website said:
“The consent for extended lifetime requires the operator to have ascertained that the facilities, pipelines and equipment are always in a suitable state to be operated safely and in compliance with the regulatory requirements. The PSA finds that ConocoPhillips has performed the necessary assessments and investigations to ascertain this.”
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