Energy Voice | Equinor greenlit for Oseberg H production start-up

Norwegian energy giant Equinor’s Oseberg H has received the go-ahead from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) for a production start-up in September.

Oseberg H is a new unmanned wellhead platform that is part of the Oseberg vestflanken 2 development project in the North Sea.

The NPD described the Oseberg H facility as “a new type of facility on the Norwegian Shelf”, adding that the organisation felt it “positive” that Equinor had developed a  new, cost-effective development solution on an unmanned wellhead platform.

The Plan for Development and Operation (PDO) for Oseberg vestflanken 2 was approved in June 2016.

The PDO was initially £762 million, but has been reduced to £604 million.

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