Petrojarl I starts production on the Glitne FieldNews // September 7, 2001
Production on the Glitne field is expected to last for approximately 30 months, with an initial peak production of approximately 38,000-40,000 barrels of oil per day.
PGS will manage production operations from its Trondheim office and perform shuttling from the field with its shuttle tanker Petroskald.
The Glitne contract represents the tenth consecutive contract on which the vessel has been deployed in the North Sea over the past 15 years.Prior to its production start-up, the Petrojarl I went through an extensive upgrade at Kvaerner's Rosenberg yard in Stavanger, Norway. The upgrade included a life extension of at least 15 years under Norwegian Shelf conditions, renewal of DNV class, re-certification to comply with the latest Norwegian regulations and extensive upgrades to the vessel's process and control systems, including gas and water injection.
The Petrojarl I is also the first FPSO to carry facilities for re-injection of produced water and low-pressure gas driven diesel engines which will minimise any environmental impact.