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Use of Goliat FPSO approved

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The consent is granted on the basis of documentation submitted in connection with the application, and explanations provided during the case processing. We refer, among other things, to a letter of 7 January 2016 from Eni and one of 8 January 2016 from Statoil.

In its letter, Eni describes a number of activities remaining before the facility can be put into use and after production has started.

Statoil supports this description, and is planning a verification in order to assess whether Goliat is ready to begin production. The date of this verification depends on the progress in completing the facility and has therefore not been timetabled.

It is important that the operator and the partner perform their planned activities as described in the letters, and that good employee participation is ensured, whereby comments from the employees are taken on board. The consent is accordingly granted on the following preconditions:

  • That the activities that Eni has described for both pre- and post-production start are completed.
  • That Statoil's verifications are performed and followed up in the production licence, and that the PSA receives a final answer from Statoil as requested in a letter of 8 December 2015 before start-up.

    Eni shall provide the PSA with written confirmation that the facility is ready for start-up before it is put into use.


    Adapted from a press release by Louise Mulhall
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