TotalFinaElf Starts Huldra Production

TotalFinaElf announces the start-up of the Huldra gas and condensate field in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea. The field is located approximately 93 miles northwest of Bergen in a water depth of 410 feet. Huldra will have a daily production of around 10 million cubic meters of gas and 30,000 barrels of condensates, representing 93,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day.

Four wells have been drilled, with two others scheduled for next year. The unmanned Huldra platform is equipped with a processing and separation unit. The gas is sent through the Norwegian transportation system to the continent and the condensates are transported to the Sture terminal near Bergen.