Posted on 02.10.2006 - 11:45 EDT in GENERAL NEWS by Rons_ROV_Links
The Troll field came on stream on 1 October 1996 as part of the big Troll contracts that also included the Sleipner East field in the North Sea. Almost 100 million cubic metres of gas produced daily are piped from the eastern area of Troll to the gas treatment plant at Kollsnes, near Bergen.
The Troll A platform, operated by Statoil, is the tallest installation ever moved by humans. The enormous dimensions will truly come into their own when Ms Melua holds a haunting concert at the bottom of one of the platform shafts on 2 October.
The Troll field contains 60% of the combined gas reserves on the NCS and is the cornerstone of Norwegian gas production. Energy for several generations will be supplied from the enormous reservoirs 1,400 metres below sea level. The field covers an area of over 750 square kilometres in blocks 31/2, 31/3, 31/5 and 31/6. Statoil took over as operator of Troll Gas on 19 June 1996.
The development of the Troll field has resulted in landing points for Norwegian gas in Germany, Belgium and France.
In the western sector of the Troll field (block 31/2), Hydro is operator for Troll Oil. Production commenced in 1995 with an average daily output of 400,000 barrels per day. However, over 300 billion cubic metres of gas also lie here. The Troll Future development will realise the recovery of this gas.
October 2, 2006