PSA Norway Approves Oselvar-Ula Modification

BP Norge AS has received consent to carry out major modifications on Ula. The consent relates to modifications on the Ula facility in connection with production from the subsea field Oselvar, which will be routed to Ula.

The wellstream from Oselvar will be routed to a dedicated separator on Ula, with separate metering packages for gas, oil and water production, before they are routed over to the existing process systems on Ula.

The tie-in of Oselvar requires new process equipment on Ula and hook-ups to existing process and support systems.

Three main elements will be installed on Ula: the Oselvar module, an inlet module with ESDV valves, a caisson with a new riser and an umbilical for Oselvar.

The new equipment will mainly be installed on the new module, which will be commissioned insofar as possible on land prior to installation on Ula. This will reduce and streamline the offshore installation work.

Planned production start on Oselvar is as early as possible in November 2011.