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Norway approves life extension of 8 installations operated by Equinor

Norway's Equinor ASA disclosed March 14 that Norwegian authorities have approved its request for a life extension on eight installations in the Norwegian continental shelf which were initially planned to shutdown.

The life extensions approved are Gullfaks A to 2036 from 2016, Gullfaks B to 2036 from 2017, Gullfaks C to 2036 from 2019, Oseberg East to 2031 from 2018, Snorre A to 2040 from 2022, Snorre B to 2040 from 2021, Norne to 2036 from 2020 and Asgard A to 2030 from 2018. All the fields are operated by Equinor.

Equinor said it also plans to extend the life of more than 20 Norwegian continental shelf installations and plans to apply for life extensions of all older installations by 2031.

The oil producer said it has filed applications for consent to the authorities for further operation on Vigdis, Tordis and Veslefrikk, while applications for life extension of Troll B and Heidrun Subsea are slated to be submitted this year.