OSLO, Jan 6 (Reuters) - North Sea infrastructure operator Gassco said on Thursday that Norway’s Kollsnes gas plant has returned to near full processing capacity after several months of limitation due to technical problems.
“By adjusting and tuning the daily operations of Kollsnes we have managed to increase the export capacity to close to its maximum,” Gassco spokesman Kjell Varlo Larsen said, adding that the plant’s full capacity is 143 million cubic metres per day.
Operations were reduced to a range of 80-120 million cubic metres per day on Sept. 27. Larsen said there were equipment problems related to recovering natural gas liquids (NGL) from Statoil’s STL.OL STO.N Kvitebjoern and Visund fields.
“In order to avoid a shutdown in the winter season, we have decided in understanding with all involved shippers to postpone planned work in the NGL facility until spring this year,” Larsen said.
Reporting by Gwladys Fouche