Key events of BP's history in Norway 1998 - 2012
2012Onshore control room at Forus for remote operations of Valhall wells opened January 13th.
Production from Oselvar (operated by Dong) via Ula started 14th April.
New projects organisation is being established in Stavanger to service future projects from Ula, Valhall and Skarv hubs.
Valhall stopped production July 29th due to switch over to new production facilities.
Ula and Tambar was shut down during 12th September to 17th November due to a leak incident.
119 new local staff joined during 2012.
BP sold its interests in Draugen to AS Norske Shell.
BP participated in the license rounds for predefined areas and 22nd license round.
Valhall reached 30 years of production October.
Completed 4D streamer acquisition over Valhall field.
Skarv FPSO began production on 31st December.
2011The Skarv FPSO arrived Norway first of March. After a stay at Kværner Stord the vessel was installed on location in the Norwegian Sea during end of August.
During March the living quarter on the new process and hotel platform (PH) at the Valhall field was inhabited. Power from shore was put to use on the living quarter of the PH platform in June. Temporary use of power from shore was implemented for drilling and operational activities.
Prestigious award for Life of Field Seismic reservoir monitoring programme on Valhall.to BP Norway at Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston.
Ula celebrated 25 years production in October.
Valhall was shut in from July 13th to September 17th following a fire, no personnel injured, and no emissions of hydrocarbons.
New seismic collected over Ula field.
The drilling, unit Maersk Reacher was taken on a three year contract and arrived at Valhall in September.
Hod Redevelopment Project has progressed well and reached the Concept Select.
2010Drilling commenced on the Skarv field in January.
In the Snadd North prospect we discovered producible resources between 57-100 million barrels of oil equivalent.
BP increased ownerships in Valhall to 35,95% (up 7,85%) and in Hod to 37,5% (up 12,5%).
The main deck, accommodation module and bridges were installed on the new platform at Valhall. The heavy lift vessel Saipem 7000 completed 9 heavy lifts during 16 days, world record for a heavy lift vessel in dynamic position mode.
Test production from Ula Triassic started.
Completed installation of the power cable between Lista and the Valhall field.
The Skarv FPSO was named on November 9th and taken under tow from Geoje in South –Korea 29th November.
Completed recruitment for the Skarv FPSO.
Mayor Leif Johan Sevland opened BP’s interactive exhibition “New technology- new life” at the Norwegian Petroleum Museum.
2009In May the Skarv hull was set afloat and the hotel module installed.
Asco was awarded the Skarv supply base contract in Sandnessjøen.
Lista converter station was formally handed over to Valhall operations.
Valhall Flank gas lift project approved by BP and partners in June.
The steel jacket for the new Valhall platform was installed in June.
80 km gas export pipeline, five sub sea templates and 26 succion anchors installed on Skarv field during the summer.
First study report on Skarv Impact Assessment published in June.
In September a major oil spill exercise was carried out at the coast of Helgeland.
BP renewed the agreement on co-operation with University of Stavanger.
BP signed agreements on co-operation with Narvik University College and Bodø Graduate School of Business.
2008Several Skarv contracts awarded to suppliers in Sandnessjøen.
New bridges and walkways installed at Valhall.
The Lista converter station for power supply to Valhall was officially opened in June.
The drilling rig at Ula is being upgraded and ready for drilling in 1Q 2009.
In October BP established an office in Sandnessjøen.
Agreement on cooperation signed between Nordland County and BP.
First cut of steel for Skarv fabrication took place in august.
Additional drilling unit for Skarv secured, drilling starts January 2010.
The flotel Safe Scandinavia arrived at Valhall in December.
Letter of intent signed with Dong for tie back of Oselvar field to Ula.
2007Valhall Re-Development project approved by the Storting in June.
New pipeline from Tambar to Ula installed and launched in July.
Ula commenced production from the tied back Blane field in September.
The Tambar East discovery turned in to production, producing 7000 boe/d.
Tambar Multiphase pump installed in September.
New gas processing modul installed on Ula in September.
Skarv FPSO development approved by the Storting in December.
Valhall demanned twice due to weather conditions, no personnel injuries/damages.
2006Impact assessment for Skarv and Idun development completed.
Minister of Petroleum and Energy announced localization of extended supply base to Sandnessjøen and Helicopter base to Brønnøysund for Skarv Idun.
Draft Plan for Development and Operations for new field centre at Valhall submitted to partners.
BPN moved form asset based to functional based organization integrating all field operations in one unit.
Valhall field was hit by big wave in November.
BP entered in to a perennial sponsorship agreement with Stavanger municipality in support of a new concert hall.
2005Gas export solution agreed for Skarv and Idun fields.
Awarded the first contracts for development of Skarv and Idun fields.
Selected combined accommodation and process platform for Valhall Re-Development.
Awarded the first contracts for Valhall Re-Development.
Decided on power from shore to the Valhall field via a 292 kilometer long power cable from Lista.
Placed contract for module and stairtower at Ula for tie in of Blane field production.
2004Best ever safety record for BP in Norway.
Life of Field Seismic won ONS Innovation award 2004.
Agreed FPSO solution for development of Skarv.
Agreed terms for sub-sea tie-back of Idun to Skarv.
Announced sale of Ormen Lange and Langeled share to Dong.
2003Life of Field Seismic project received NPD's 2003 award for improved oil recovery.
Valhall Water Injection platform installed.
Valhall South Flank platform started production.
Valhall North Flank platform installed.
Gyda field sold to Talisman.
2002Valhall South Flank Platform installed.
Awarded 20% share in licence PL281 (Elida) in the 17th Round.
Oil was proven as predicted in Skarv licence through well 6507/5-5.
2001Tambar field started production.
Valhall Flank project approved.
2000PL 254, Havsule, awarded to BP in the 16th license round where the company got 5 licenses and 4 operatorships.
Tambar approved for development.
BP Amoco changed to BP, new brand launched mid year. Government approval for Valhall Water Injection project, adding 155 million bbls of oil.
Moved office to Godesetdalen 8.
Took over ownership of the oil pipeline from the Ula field to Ekofisk from Statoil.
BP Solar Wall opened at university of Trondheim, Norway's largest solar installation.