Goliat production from year 2013

Goliat Platform

Energy company ENI intends to start production at its Arctic oil field Goliat off northern Norway in year 2013, the company confirmed today.


“In November 2013 we plan to start production,” Eni’s Northern Europe chief Alessandro Puliti said at the Arctic Frontier conference in Tromsø, northern Norway, today, Reuters reports. Earlier, Eni had said Goliat would be on stream sometime during 2013. “Goliat is expected to generate some 150 to 200 offshore and onshore jobs,” Puliti said. The development, which will include 22 wells connected to a floating production vessel, instead of a traditional concrete platform, is expected to cost more than 28 billion NOK, the news agency reports.