Total is operator on the Martin Linge project. Oil and gas production is expected to start in 2016 with a capacity of 80,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boe/d).
Total holds a 51% interest in the project. Its partners are Petoro (30%) and Statoil (19%).
The Martin Linge project in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea opens new doors for Total through technology innovations that reduce environmental impacts and enhance safety.
The development of this offshore oil and condensate gas field lying under 115 m of water began in early 2012. It involves the construction of an integrated wellhead, production and accommodations platform. Gas from the field will be exported to the UK via the FUKA gas pipeline.
The project will set a precedent for sustainability by supplying the field’s power needs from the Norwegian mainland grid via a 170-km subsea cable. This innovation will reduce CO2 emissions by two million metric tons.