Grane Oil Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Statoil
  • Country: Norway
  • Location: central section of the North Sea
  • Production start: 2003
  • Partners: ConocoPhillips S- 6.17 %, ExxonMobil - 28.22 %, Petoro - 28.94 %, Statoil - 36.66 %
  • Type: Oil / Gas
  • Estimated Reserves: Original - 124.6 million SmĀ³ oil
  • Production Volume: 150,000 barrels per day


  • Grane is an oil field located east of the Balder field in block 25/11 in the central part of the North Sea. The water depth is 128 metres. The field has been developed with an integrated accommodation, drilling and processing facility with a fixed steel jacket. The facility has 40 well slots.
  • The Svalin Oil and Gas Field is to be connected to the Grane platform
  • Oil from the Edvard Grieg Oil And Gas Field is transported via Grane
  • Oil from Grane is transported by pipeline to the Sture terminal for storage and export.


  • Kvaerner: Jacket and Piles
  • Aker Solutions: Design, manufacture & supply of Electrostatic Coalescer Internals
  • Emtunga: Living Quarter Module and Helideck
  • Saipem: Pipelines, T&I


  • 1991 - Grane Oil Field discovered
  • 2000 - Developpment approval granted
  • 2003 - First oil produced
  • 2012 - Statoil announced it was to install seismic cables on the seabed to increase oil recovery


  • The field consists of one main reservoir structure and some additional segments. The reservoir consists mostly of sandstones in the Heimdal Formation of Paleocene age with very good reservoir characteristics. The reservoir lies at a depth of approximately 1 700 metres, and there is full communication in the reservoir. The oil has high viscosity.


  1. Grane, NPD
  2. Grane, Statoil
  3. Aker Solutions Oil And Gas Processing References
  4. Emtunga Offshore Platform References
  5. Kvaerner Platform References
  6. Saipem Europe Pipeline References
  7. Grane back in full production
  8. Seismic cables on the seabed to increase oil recovery
  9. Statoil receives consent to use Regalia at Grane

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