Statoil Gets Consent for Use of Kristin

Statoil ASA has received consent to commence use of the Kristin facility, together with associated subsea facilities.

Our decision comprises two parts:

  • Use of living quarters, cranes, helicopter deck, auxiliary systems, etc. from April 8, 2005

  • Use of the process facilities from May 28, 2005

  • We have asked Statoil to submit a written confirmation that emergency and control systems have been tested and found to be in order before the process unit on the facilities is put to use.

    Kristin is situated in the Norwegian Sea 20 km southwest of Åsgard. The field was proven in 1997. The plan for development and operation (PDO) was approved in December 2001.

    The picture shows subsea facilities and the semi-submersible mobile production facility Kristin. Åsgard B, A and C are visible in the background.

    Samsung Heavy Industries in South Korea built the hull, while Aker Kværner has been responsible for designing the hull and the deck.

    The gas will be transported in a 30-km long pipeline from Kristin to Åsgard Transport, and will be further refined at Kårstø. The condensate pipeline from Kristin to Åsgard C is 22.7 km long.

    The living quarters on the Kristin facility has bed capacity to accommodate a total of 104 persons in single cabins.

    The operations organization for Kristin is located at Stjørdal, while the supply base and helicopter base are at Kristiansund N.

    The most important milestones for the project are:

  • Marine installation activity on the field - spring/summer 2005

  • Facility complete from Aker Stord - March 25, 2005

  • Facility installed on the field - April 11, 2005

  • Start production from own wells - July 1, 2005

  • Start commercial deliveries of gas - October 1, 2005.