Gjoa Oil And Gas Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: GDF Suez
  • Country: Norway
  • Location: off the coast of the city of Florø
  • Production start: 2010
  • Partners: Wintershall, Okea 12%
  • Type: Oil & Gas
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume:


  • Gjøa was discovered in 1989. It is a combined oil and gas field located off the coast of the Norwegian city of Florø.
  • Statoil (owner of 20 %) is the operator in the field development phase, while Gaz de France (30 %) will be the operator. The other partners are Petoro (30 %), AS Norske Shell (12 %), RWE Dea Norge AS (8 %).
  • The. Camilla, Belinda and Fram B fields (known as CBB and operated by Hydro) will be connected to the Gjøa semisubmersible platform by a common flowline subsea tie-back solution.
  • Gas from the Gjoa platform will be exported to Scotland via the British pipeline Flags, while the oil will be transported in the Troll II pipeline to Statoil's Mongstad refinery near Bergen, Norway.
  • The Gjøa production facilities topsides measures 110 meters long and 85 meters wide and weighs in just below the 20.000 tonnes mark. The hull weighs 14.200 tonnes.
  • The Vega Gas And Condensate Field is tied back to Gjoa


  • Samsung Heavy: Semi-submersible hull construction
  • Technip: Fabrication and installation of the infield pipelines
  • Aker Kvaerner:
    • Manufacture and supply of 16 kilometres of dynamic and static umbilicals
    • Detail design of topside and hull, procurement, construction and hook-up of topside, and mating of topside and hull
  • Saipem: Pipeline Installation of Gjoa Export Pipelines
  • Dresser-Rand: Provision of three centrifugal compressor trains driven by variable speed electric motors, and one DATUM compressor package driven by a gas turbine
  • ABB: Building a 98-kilometer underwater link from Mongstad


  • 1989 - Gjøa was discovered
  • 2006 - Statoil and Aker Kvaerner signed a MOU for the contract for the semisubmersible platform
  • 2007 - Gjoa umbilicals contract awarded to Aker Kvaerner
  • 2007 - Aker Kvaerner awarded floater installation contract
  • 2007 - ABB awarded subsea cable contract
  • 2010 - Production started
  • 2013 - Statoil reduced its stake to 5%
  • 2014 - Statoil sold its stake to Wintershall
  • 2018 - Okea acquires Shell's stake


  • The reservoir contains gas above a relatively thin oil zone in Jurassic sandstones in the Viking, Brent and Dunlin Groups. The field comprises several tilted fault segments with partly uncertain communication and variable reservoir quality. The reservoir depth is about 2 200 metres.


  1. NPD, Gjoa
  2. International Protective Coatings Platform References
  3. Samsung Platform References
  4. Saipem Europe Pipeline References
  5. Gjøa semisubmersible platform to Aker Kvaerner
  6. Gjoa umbilicals contract to Aker Kvaerner
  7. Aker Kvaerner awarded another floater installation contract
  8. Dresser-Rand Selected to Provide Equipment for Gjoa Offshore Project
  9. Technip awarded contract by statoil for installation of Gjøa infield pipelines in Norway
  10. ABB wins $72-million order for oil-platform cable
  11. Gjøa comes on stream
  12. GDF SUEZ takes over operatorship of the Norwegian gas & oil field Gjøa
  13. Transaction to realise value and secure long-term growth on the NCS
  14. Transaction with Wintershall on Norwegian continental shelf now completed
  15. Realising value to further strengthen NCS portfolio
  16. Shell to sell Draugen and Gjøa interests to OKEA AS

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