Gina Krog to Create Jobs for Next 20 years

The Gina Krog field, which started production June 30, will create jobs both onshore and offshore for 15-20 years, and help maintain jobs at Sleipner A and Kårstø, Statoil revealed Monday.

More than 600 people have been working on the Gina Krog field since last August preparing the platform for production. Statoil and its partners have invested a total of $3.7 billion (NOK 31 billion) in the development of the field.

“We are proud to have delivered Gina Krog with a good HSE record and in line with the cost estimate in the plan for development and operation,” Margareth Øvrum, Statoil’s executive vice president for Technology, Projects and Drilling, said in a company statement.

Gina Krog will be operated from Statoil’s Stavanger offices, with the helicopter and base services run from Sola and Dusavika.

The field was initially a small-size gas discovery made in 1974. In 2007 and 2008 oil was struck. 


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