July 16, 2019 / 9:13 AM / 2 months ago

Equinor says production starts at Trestakk field in Norwegian Sea

FILE PHOTO: A logo of Equinor, formerly known as Statoil, is seen at the company's headquarters in Fornebu, Norway May 21, 2018. REUTERS/Nerijus Adomaitis/File Photo

OSLO (Reuters) - Production on the Trestakk oil and gas field on Haltenbanken in the Norwegian sea has started, operator Equinor said on Tuesday, adding that the project had come in under budget.

Equinor said that, on field start-up, the final costs are expected to be 5 billion Norwegian crowns ($585 million) compared to the 5.5 billion crowns estimated when the project was approved by the authorities in 2017.

The field has estimated recoverable resources of 76 million barrels of oil, the company added.

Equinor holds a 59.1% stake in the Trestakk license, while ExxonMobil has 33% and Vaar Energi has 7.9%.

Reporting by Victoria Klesty, editing by Esha Vaish

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