Fossil Energy – Martin Linge
Norwegian oil and gas major Equinor has officially opened its operated Martin Linge oil and gas field following the production start last year.
Norway’s Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Marte Mjøs Persen, performed the opening.
“Martin Linge has been a very challenging project to put on stream. Thanks to competent colleagues, good suppliers, and good collaboration with our partner Petoro and the authorities, the field was efficiently and safely put on stream last year. The field is now producing very efficiently. With current prices, investments in the field will be recovered in full during 2022,” says Anders Opedal, president and CEO of Equinor.
Since production started on 30 June 2021, Martin Linge has delivered world-class production efficiency for a new field in the start-up phase.
Martin Linge is the first platform to be put on stream by Equinor from an onshore control room. The wells and the process are operated from the control room in Stavanger. The offshore operators use tablets in the field to collaborate with the onshore control room and the operations teams onshore.
Digital solutions provide early indications of potential failures in the facilities, enabling reduced operational costs and optimalization of energy consumption.
Due to power from the shore, the emissions from the field are low (about 1 kg of CO2 per barrel).