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BP faces a race against the clock to bring onstream first production from its troubled Skarv...

BP faces a race against the clock to bring onstream first production from its troubled Skarv field project in the Norwegian Sea by the end of the year. Difficult weather conditions continue to dog final preparation and testing work being carried out ahead of a rescheduled start-up; Skarv production originally was scheduled for Aug. 2011, and BP now faces cost overruns of ~$2B.
Comments (4)
  • Gee, BP screwing up--stunning!
    28 Dec 2012, 11:58 AM Reply Like
  • maybe you have knowledge others don't; any references to validate your opinion of screw-up?


    perhaps the readers can judge for themselves from a
    source that says otherwise:


    By Steve Marshall and news reports: 28 December 2012 10:58 GMT


    selected quotes:


    However, a spokesman for the British supermajor said start-up of oil and gas output from the field’s floating production, storage and offloading vessel is now “imminent”, despite continued weather-related challenges.


    The project has also been plagued by time-consuming repairs to the FPSO’s turret, delivered by Dutch contractor SBM, as well as supply bottlenecks for critical equipment and strike action earlier this year.


    “The top priority is to achieve a safe start-up,”BP’s Jan Erik Geirmo told Norwegian state TV channel NRK.
    28 Dec 2012, 12:34 PM Reply Like
  • What planet have you been living on??? The last 2 to 3 years have been a series of screw-ups and disasters for the company and its stockholders. Check the stock price, check the prices of other major oil companies, check the dow and the S&P.... BP vs all of those = SCREW-UPS AND DISASTER!
    28 Dec 2012, 01:10 PM Reply Like
  • whatever?
    BP is now pumping oil at Skarv
    all the best 2013 for BP employees and its stock holders
    all the best 2013 for you too Doc
    2 Jan 2013, 10:57 AM Reply Like
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