Statoil is moving forward with development of the Valemon field in the North Sea. In late July, 9,700-ton topsides were lifted into place on the steel jacket by the Saipem 7000 crane vessel.
In the months ahead commissioning work will take place. Wells will be hooked up with production facilities on board, sea water pumps will be installed, and electricity, water and pipelines will be connected.
Valemon will use existing installations and pipelines for gas and condensate export. The gas from Valemon will be transported through the existing pipeline from Huldra to Heimdal, which is a hub for shipping to European markets.
The condensate will be piped to Kvitebjørn for stabilization, then transported to the Mongstad refinery near Bergen.