The partners have unanimously decided to recommend landing of oil from the Johan Sverdrup field at Mongstad.
The partners recommend Mongstad after studies of both Sture and Mongstad as alternative terminals for receiving the oil. The decision is founded on an overall assessment of health, safety and environment elements, robust development, total cost, technical feasibility, flexibility and plan risk.
The export solution comprises a separate pipeline from Johan Sverdrup, landing of pipeline and an onshore route, as well as terminal modifications for Mongstad. The recommended solution is subject to final concept solution for Johan Sverdrup.
"For the Mongstad terminal this is a positive recommendation that supports Statoil's ambition of ensuring that the terminal activity leads to profitable oil value chains at Mongstad," says Arne Sigve Nylund, head of Statoil's onshore plants.
"The recommendation has been made on the basis of what is the best solution for the Johan Sverdrup field. It is therefore not a decision regarding where the oil is to be refined."