New PDOStorting approves Ekofisk II

Remote monitoring of 2/4 D

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As part of the efficiency improvement process on Ekofisk, the first pilot project with remote platform operation began on West Ekofisk 2/4 D.
— West-Ekofisk 2/4 D. Photo: Husmo Foto/Norwegian Petroleum Museum
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Ny skiftordning, forsidebilde, Fjernovervåking av Vest-Ekofisk 2/4 D,
Oil workers arrive at Ekofisk 2/4 H with a Boing 234 LR Chinook helicopter. Photo: Husmo Foto/Norwegian Petroleum Museum

The goal was to save NOK 65-100 million per year. Although the platform was no longer manned around the clock, operation was handled by a seven-strong maintenance team which commuted daily from 2/4 H.

One shift could do the same amount of necessary maintenance as two had managed before. That called for a higher level of multi-skilling among the workforce, and for everyone to be able to handle emergency functions.

Reducing operational costs improved the profitability of the platform and made it possible to extend its producing life.

New PDOStorting approves Ekofisk II
Published 2. July 2019   •   Updated 16. October 2019
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