Eni Halts Goliat Flows

Oil company Eni Norge has stopped production from the Goliat field in the Barents Sea off Norway.

The output from the field was stopped on the night of December 26 after a routine inspection of the offloading hose found some damage on segments of the hose.

According to a statement by the company’s spokesperson, Eni Norge has decided, in collaboration with its suppliers, to repair the hose and meanwhile not use it.

The spokesperson also said: “The repair will be conducted as soon as bad weather conditions, affecting operations on several parts of the Norwegian continental shelf, permit work to be carried out. Production will be closed until repairs have been completed.”

The Goliat field is located in PL 229 in the south west Barents Sea, 80 km north-west of Hammerfest, Northern Norway. Production from the field started on March 12, 2016. Eni Norge is operator of the field with 65 pct interest. The remaining 35 pct interest is held by Statoil.

This is not the first time for Eni to stop the production from the Goliat field. In Agust 2016, the output was halted after a power outage. The production was restarted in September.

Subsea World News Staff

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