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How large is a troll?
Most Norwegians know that Troll is large. They may also be aware that this field ranks as the biggest on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS), with 40 per cent of all its gas. But just how large is Troll? Figures can quickly become incomprehensible if you have no relationship with the units involved. An attempt to make the size of this troll more comprehensible is presented below.
CCS on Sleipner – back where it came from
Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is often presented as a means of combating climate change – and has already been under way on Norway’s Sleipner gas field since 1996.
With BP/Statoil in Nigeria
Nigeria was Africa’s largest oil producer and one of the world’s biggest exporters of this commodity, with Angola close on its heels. These two big west-coast petroleum nations were designated as the second big priority area for the Statoil-BP alliance. But war, corruption, intricate licensing systems and domestic opposition did what they could to undermine the commitment.
Discovering Troll – Flathead, Leif and Lars
Geologists normally hunt for subtle changes in their seismic data. These might represent something in the subsurface which indicates not only alterations in the rock type but also a shift in pore content from water to hydrocarbons. While such variations can be difficult to detect, that was not in the case with Troll.
How Statoil landed the golden block
Norway’s block 34/10 was so attractive that it had been nicknamed the “golden block”, and became Statoil’s baptism of fire as an operator. Although the company had to share it with two partners, it secured the operatorship of the first licence on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS) with only domestic licensees.