Statoil has received consent from Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) to put the Gina Krog facility and associated pipeline system into service.
Statoil received the approval to put into service the facility’s production plant and associated pipeline system, which comprises the gas export pipeline between Gina Krog and Sleipner A, the oil export pipeline between the Gina Krog facility and the Gina Krog FSO storage unit, and the gas import pipeline from Zeepipe IIA to Gina Krog.
The consent also includes an installation for the future reception of power from onshore.
In June 2016, Statoil received partial consent from the PSA to put into service the accommodation quarters, cranes, pipelines and other parts of the Gina Krog facility that were necessary for activities in the phase leading up to production start-up.
Furthermore, an application from Statoil to deploy the Gina Krog FSO facility is currently being processed by the PSA.
Gina Krog located in the North Sea, about 120 kilometer west of Stavanger and 30 kilometer north west of Sleipner A.
The production from Gina Krog is expected to start in April 2017.