Embla is an oil and gas field that was discovered in 1988 and started production in 1993. The reservoir is sandstone and is located at a depth of about 4000 meters. Embla is the first the field with high pressure and high temperature developed in the area.
The Embla 2/7 D platform is located 24 kilometers south of the Ekofisk Complex. Water depth in the area is 70-75 meters. The platform is normally unmanned and is maintained as needed. Daily operation is run from a control room at ConocoPhillips' headquarters at Tananger, but it is managed locally on the platform if personnel are on board for maintenance and inspection.
The oil and gas are transported via a 5.2-kilometer pipeline to Eldfisk 2/7 FTP, where they are processed before transport to Ekofisk 2/4 J on the Ekofisk Complex for further export.
Embla is one of four producing fields in the Greater Ekofisk Area. The field is located in block 2/7 in production license (PL) 018. ConocoPhillips is the operator with an ownership interest of 35.11 percent.