The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Gullfaks field licence holders consent to begin producing from the Rutil deposit on Gullfaks South.
Rutil is a gas-filled structure on Statoil-operated Gullfaks South, located in the Tampen area in the North Sea.
Statoil believes it could provide close to 80 million barrels of oil equivalent and extend the lifetime of the Gulfaks A platform.
Rutil will be developed with a standard subsea template with four well slots (subsea template Q) with two gas production wells. The subsea template is tied-in to the existing infrastructure on the Gullfaks A facility for processing and export.