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