Helicopter accident at the Ekofisk ComplexBig night for proposals

Big day for Ekofisk records

person by the Norwegian Petroleum Museum
Phillips set a record for crude oil piped to Teesside on 6 September 1991, which was also the date when waterflooding from the 2/4 K platform reached 500 000 barrels per day.
— Pipelines and a cargo ship in the harbor at the Teesside terminal. Photo: Husmo Photo / Norwegian Petroleum Museum
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A total of 644 647 barrels of oil and natural gas liquids were carried through the transport system to the UK terminal – the highest figure since 1979.

Pressure build-up in the reservoir after a maintenance shutdown was the reason for this record flow. Oil and gas exports stabilised soon afterwards at the pre-shutdown level of about 550 000 daily barrels.

At the same time, 2/4 K was pumping water down 20 of its 21 injection wells as well as the eight wells on 2/4 W. This capacity expansion was part of the third waterflooding phase which aimed to increase production by 40 million barrels of oil equivalent.

Helicopter accident at the Ekofisk ComplexBig night for proposals
Published 24. June 2019   •   Updated 27. September 2019
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