A Frigg operating agreement was signed on the same day. This established principles for field development and the organisation of actual gas production. It also contained provisions on how specific operations would be conducted and a binding structure for communication between the companies and the governments.
A divided operatorship was adopted for Frigg. Elf operated the whole field and was responsible for both development and operation, while Total served as transport operator in charge of both laying and running the pipelines and of operating the receiving terminal.
Elf managed its activities from Paris and Stavanger, while Total ran its share of the work from Aberdeen.
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