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Offshore field development. Statfjord - a geologist's dream: an economist's nightmare

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Abstract

On September 3, 1980, the water injection module was lifted on board the Statfjord A platform. That marks the completion of the platform, a giant 3,000,000 bpd capacity monster of an offshore structure, carrying a price tag of $1.5 billion. Two more such giants are scheduled to follow, each costing approximately $2 billion in the North Sea's largest and most expensive offshore field development ever. Oil wells in the Statfjord field, the largest North Sea field to date, are now producing at up to 30,000 bpd each. The reservoir proves particularly open, and the filling of it is extremely good. Wells have produced up to 40,000 bpd, but with that kind of flow, sand problems occur. Gravel packs have had to be installed in several of the wells. Mobil's Dallas facilities have uncovered the fact that now dominates the Norwegian North Sea scene, i.e., the cut off point for gas reinjection into the Statfjord sand is late 1985. After that point a possible breakthrough of gas could block the oil or even damage the reservoir if reinjection is continued.
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Publication Date:
Sep 01, 1980
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
EDB-85-101332
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Noroil; (Norway); Journal Volume: 8:9
Subject:
02 PETROLEUM; NORTH SEA; OIL FIELDS; OIL WELLS; PETROLEUM DEPOSITS; NORWAY; RESERVOIR ENGINEERING; PRODUCTION; RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT; ASSOCIATED GAS; COST; FORMATION DAMAGE; GAS INJECTION; OFFSHORE PLATFORMS; PACKINGS; PERMEABILITY; WATERFLOODING; ATLANTIC OCEAN; ENGINEERING; EUROPE; FLUID INJECTION; FLUIDS; GASES; GEOLOGIC DEPOSITS; MINERAL RESOURCES; RESOURCES; SCANDINAVIA; SEAS; SURFACE WATERS; WELLS; WESTERN EUROPE; 020300* - Petroleum- Drilling & Production
OSTI ID:
5540939
Country of Origin:
Norway
Language:
English
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Journal ID: CODEN: NOROD
Submitting Site:
HEDB
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Pages: 57-59
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title = {Offshore field development. Statfjord - a geologist's dream: an economist's nightmare}
author = {Not Available}
abstractNote = {On September 3, 1980, the water injection module was lifted on board the Statfjord A platform. That marks the completion of the platform, a giant 3,000,000 bpd capacity monster of an offshore structure, carrying a price tag of $1.5 billion. Two more such giants are scheduled to follow, each costing approximately $2 billion in the North Sea's largest and most expensive offshore field development ever. Oil wells in the Statfjord field, the largest North Sea field to date, are now producing at up to 30,000 bpd each. The reservoir proves particularly open, and the filling of it is extremely good. Wells have produced up to 40,000 bpd, but with that kind of flow, sand problems occur. Gravel packs have had to be installed in several of the wells. Mobil's Dallas facilities have uncovered the fact that now dominates the Norwegian North Sea scene, i.e., the cut off point for gas reinjection into the Statfjord sand is late 1985. After that point a possible breakthrough of gas could block the oil or even damage the reservoir if reinjection is continued.}
journal = {Noroil; (Norway)}
volume = {8:9}
journal type = {AC}
place = {Norway}
year = {1980}
month = {Sep}
}