Framo pumps officially in operation

The Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy officially opened the Martin Linge field today. Framo has both seawater lift pumping systems and firewater pumping solutions installed.

The Equinor operated field in the North Sea came on stream in June 2021, but was officially opened by the Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Marte Mjøs Persen, Thursday 27 January.

Since the production started, Martin Linge has delivered world-class production efficiency for a new field in the start-up phase. At the field, Framo has provided both seawater pumps and firewater pumps that will ensure and protect reliable operations.

“Martin Linge has been a very challenging project to put on stream. Thanks to competent colleagues, good suppliers, and good collaboration with our partner Petoro and the authorities, the field was efficiently and safely put on stream last year. The field is now producing very efficiently. With current prices,  investments in the field will be recovered in full during 2022,” says Anders Opedal, president and CEO of Equinor in a press release.

The expected recoverable resources are about 260 million barrels of oil equivalent. At plateau the field will produce around 115,000 barrels of oil equivalent, mainly gas and condensate. The field is expected to reach plateau production during 2022.

* Photo Credit top image: - Jan Arne Wold and Øyvind Gravås - Copyright - Equinor - Martin Linge drone - 3758534