Goliat FPSO Loses Power


By The Maritime Executive 2016-08-27 18:50:36

The Goliat FPSO lost all power from shore on Friday at 22:30, and production was stopped. In accordance with standard procedure, the decision was made to send non-essential personnel to shore.

The personnel were sent to Hammerfest by helicopter where they were received by Eni Norge representatives, the company said in a statement.

When the power returned a few hours later, the evacuation was stopped, and the situation normalized.

Eni started production at Goliat in March. The field is located 85 kilometers northwest of Hammerfest in an ice-free area in the Barents Sea offshore northern Norway.

Goliat is the first oil field to come on stream in the Barents Sea and is being developed using the largest and most sophisticated floating cylindrical FPSO in the world. The platform has a storage capacity of almost one million barrels.

The field will produce 100,000 barrels of oil per day (65,000 boed net to Eni). The field is estimated to contain about 180 million barrels of oil.