ConocoPhillips Norway



Ekofisk was Norway's first producing field and is also one of the largest on the Norwegian continental shelf. The reservoir is Cretacious (chalk) with a 300 meter high oil column. It covers an area of 10x5 kilometers, 3000 meters below sea level. It produces both oil and gas.

Production started in 1971. The Ekofisk South development project (2013) contributes to continued production towards 2050.​

Ekofisk 2/4 J

Ekofisk 2/4 J is a processing and transportation platform which became operational in 1998. It is connected with gangways to Ekofisk 2/4 X to the west and Ekofisk 2/4 M to the south. Ekofisk 2/4 J is a hub for all production from the four fields in the Greater Ekofisk Area. In addition to the production from the main field Ekofisk, oil and gas from Eldfisk, Embla and Tor is also transported to Ekofisk 2/4 J.

The oil from the Ula, Valhall and Hod fields, where BP is the operator, is transported via Ekofisk 2/4 J before being shipped to Teesside. This is also the case for oil and gas from the Gyda field, operated by Talisman.

Oil and gas are processed at the Ekofisk 2/4 J platform before being pressurised and shipped in the export lines. The oil is shipped in a 354-kilometer long pipeline to the receiving terminal in Teesside in the UK, while the gas is shipped in a 440-kilometer long pipeline to Emden in Germany.

The central control room on the platform controls all processes on Ekofisk 2/4 J and the connected platforms, as well as the volumes running through the pipelines.

Ekofisk 2/4 J has a process capacity of 21,2 million cubic meters of gas and 350,000 barrels of oil per day. In addition, oil from Eldfisk can’bypass’ directly to the pipeline.

The C Tour facility, which cleans produced water from the Ekofisk field, is also located on Ekofisk 2/4 J. The facility has capacity to clean 150,000 barrels of water per day, before discharging it to sea.

The Ekofisk 2/4 J platform is the largest energy producer in the Greater Ekofisk Area. The energy production is gas-based, adapted to the daily need and is mainly used directly for processing, gas export, gas injection and oil transport. Two gas turbines totalling 44 MW installed capacity have also been installed to supply the integrated power grid on the Ekofisk field.

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