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Statoil’s Tune field extending operations

Oilfield Technology,

Statoil has received consent to use facilities on the Tune field until 2020, from the Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) of Norway.

Tune is a gas condensate field located approximately 10 km west of Oseberg in the northern part of the North Sea. Statoil is the field's operator; production began in 2002. Tune has been developed using a subsea solution tied back to Oseberg field centre. Tune Sør was subsequently developed using a subsea well, tied back to a well template on the main field.

It has been established that there are grounds for extending operation of the field until 2020. The risers and pipelines had an original life of 12 years. Statoil has therefore applied for consent to use subsea facilities, pipelines and control cables at Tune and Tune Sør until 14 November 2020, which has been granted by the PSA.

Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward

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