STATOIL reports that the Songa Enabler drilling rig has spudded a new injection well for CO2 gas on the Snøhvit field off the coast of Hammerfest.

This will be followed by a production well which will target replenishment of gas for Hammerfest LNG. This is the first new production well at Snøhvit since the field came on stream in 2007.

The next big development step for Hammerfest LNG is the development of the Askeladd field, which is part of the plan for development and operation of the Snøhvit licence. It is expected to come on stream in 2020/2021.