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 summer 2015 on Goliat oil platform which will be northmost sea oil platform at that time.[4] Production is estimated to 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. 
  4. ^ "Yle Uutiset 20.30 ke 6.5.2015" (in In Finnish).