Electrification of Utsira High to Happen by 2022
The Norwegian parliament's energy committee has agreed the electrification of oil platforms on the Utsira High in the North Sea with power from land must be completed by 2022, Norwegian lawmakers said on Wednesday.
The decision means that the $20 billion development of the Johan Sverdrup oilfield, expected to start producing oil in 2019, will not be delayed as had been the concern earlier.
The partners in the field are Statoil, Det norske , Lundin Petroleum and Maersk Oil, a unit of A.P Moeller Maersk.
(Reporting by Gwladys Fouche)