Some rewarding years

person Trude Meland, Norwegian Petroleum museum
The Norwegian share of Frigg yielded about 116 billion cubic metres of gas, worth some NOK 200 billion in 2007 money, from the start of production until its cessation in September 2004. When satellite fields are included, production reached 190 billion cubic metres.
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Frigg proved to contain no less than 40 per cent more gas than had been estimated when it first came on stream. Seventy-eight per cent of these reserves were recovered. The recovery target set by the Norwegian government for gas from an offshore reservoir is 75 per cent, so that goal was met with a comfortable margin.

Frigg has meant a lot for Norway as a gas nation, for the Norwegian economy and for its licensees. Together with its satellite fields, it has also been highly significant for the UK. From the early 1980s, Frigg supplied almost a third of all gas consumed in the British Isles.

The field also made an important contribution to technological developments on the Norwegian continental shelf and to Norway’s offshore supplies industry.

Published August 8, 2018   •   Updated July 30, 2020
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