Goliat field

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Goliat field
Goliat field is located in Norway
Goliat field
Location of Goliat field
Country Norway
Location Barents Sea
Block 229/229B
Offshore/onshore offshore
Coordinates 71°18′N 22°18′E / 71.30°N 22.30°E / 71.30; 22.30Coordinates: 71°18′N 22°18′E / 71.30°N 22.30°E / 71.30; 22.30
Operator Eni Norge AS
Partners Eni (65%)
Statoil (35%)
Field history
Discovery 2000
Start of development 2009
Start of production 2015 (expected)
Recoverable oil 174 million barrels (~2.37×10^7 t)
Producing formations Kobbe

Goliat field is an offshore oil field in the Norwegian sector of the Barents Sea. It is located 85 kilometres (53 mi) northwest of Hammerfest.[1] The license owned by Eni Norge AS (operator, 65%) and Statoil Petroleum AS (35%). It was awarded in 1997. Oil was discovered in 2000.[1][2] The field development concept was approved by the Government of Norway on 8 May 2009.[3] The field will be developed by using Goliat FPSO, a floating production storage and offloading unit.[2]

Goliat field has two main formations (Kobbe and Realgrunnen) and two minor formations (Snadd and Klappmyss).[2] Recoverable reserves are 174 million barrels (27.7×10^6 m3).[1] The production is expected to start in 2014 and will continue for 10–15 years. The associated gas will be reinjected to increase oil recovery or will be transported to the processing plant at Melkøya.[2]


  1. ^ a b c "Status updates for offshore field development projects: Goliat". SubseaIQ. Bishop Interactive. Retrieved 2010-08-27. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Goliat, Norway". Offshore-Technology. Net Resources International. Retrieved 2010-08-27. 
  3. ^ Friend, Phaedra (2009-05-08). "Eni Approved for Goliat Development, First Oil Field in Barents Sea". Rigzone (Bishop Interactive). Retrieved 2010-08-27.