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Statoil moves into the property market. Norway’s ‘one careful owner’ Statoil has announced plans to sell one of its oil platforms, reports say. The advertisement reads, “Well kept 20-bedroom platform for sale. Panorama sea views and plenty of space for a helicopter”. Using the style of a traditional housing advert, the Norwegian company has listed the Huldra platform as having a crane and a lifeboat, but no garage. It also states locations nearby: none.

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Statoil moves into the property market

Published on Wednesday, 19th October, 2011 at 14:27 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith   .

Norway’s ‘one careful owner’ Statoil has announced plans to sell one of its oil platforms, reports say.

The Huldra platform
The Huldra platform
Photo: Kjetil Alsvik/Statoil


The advertisement reads, “Well kept 20-bedroom platform for sale. Panorama sea views and plenty of space for a helicopter”.

Using the style of a traditional housing advert, the Norwegian company has listed the Huldra platform as having a crane and a lifeboat, but no garage. It also states locations nearby: none.

The production platform is located about 16 miles from the Veslefrikk field west of Bergen in the North Sea,  and has been in use since 2001.

The area director for Statoil, Jannicke Nilsson is hoping someone is willing to buy the platform.

“If someone else can make use of the platform, it is a far better option than scrapping it,” Ms Nilsson informed people at a press conference.

Those interested will have the responsibility to move the structure. It is believed the platform will be out of use by 2016. The company hopes that a potential buyer will be found by then.

Potential buyers are asked to contact Shahnaz Jafargholi, project manager for Huldra for sale.

"The platform has been on stream for some ten years, and is therefore in a very good condition. When it can be reused, why scrap it? For a buyer, this may mean quicker and cheaper development of a field than if a brand new platform must be built. Reuse will also have substantial environmental benefits,” he says.



Published on Wednesday, 19th October, 2011 at 14:27 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith   .

This post has the following tags: statoilhuldraplatformsale, statoil.





  
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