Norway’s Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has approved the plan for development and operation of the Equinor-operated Troll Phase 3 development, which covers development of gas in the western part of the Troll field, 60 km west of Sognefjorden in 330 m of water. The subsea concept includes the construction and installation of two subsea templates, drilling of eight production wells, laying of a 36-in. pipeline, and installation of a new processing module on the Troll A platform. The facilities will be powered from shore. Capital expenditure of $919 million will help extend the productive life of the Troll field beyond 2050, Equinor said. Startup is targeted for the first half of 2021. Troll partners are Equinor (30.58%, operator), Petoro (56%), Norske Shell (8.10%), Total E&P Norge (3.69%), and ConocoPhillips Skandinavia (1.62%).
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