Goliat: production start-up

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Goliat: production start-up

In an ice-free zone, off the coast of Norway, Eni begins production at Goliat: the first oil reservoir to enter production in the Barents Sea.

Goliat has been developed using the world’s largest and most sophisticated cylindrical floating production and storage unit (FPSO), built with the most advanced technologies to address the technical challenges of operating in an Arctic environment. With a capacity of a million barrels of oil, Goliat will also make minimal impact on the environment thanks to a land-based power supply and a “zero discharge” operational concept.

Goliat adopts the most advanced technological solutions in order to minimize the impact on the environment, thanks to the supply of electrical energy from land and the "zero discharge" operating concept.

The voyage that brought the platform fro South Korea, where Sevan 1000 was built, all the way to the Barents Sea, where it arrived on 17 April 2015.

A unique FPSO

FPSO

A unique FPSO

The Sevan 1000 floating unit, built at the Ulsan Hyundai shipyard in South Korea, is the largest and most sophisticated cylindrical FPSO ever built. It was designed by a Norwegian company to cope with the Arctic conditions of the Barents Sea and features a number of revolutionary elements to ensure safe and stable operations.

The technological response to the challenges of the Artic

Arctic

The technological response to the challenges of the Artic

Operating in the Arctic means working in an environmentally complex context, given the wealth of biodiversity and the particular sensitivity of local ecosystems. Despite the extreme conditions that characterise the area, the project employs low-risk technical systems for the environment and workers.

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