OSLO, March 8 Norway's Statoil plans to
extend production at its oldest oil platform still in operation,
the Statfjord A, until 2022, two years longer than previously
planned, the company said in a letter to the country's Ministry
of Petroleum and Energy.
"Earlier cease of production may still occur, and work is
also ongoing to assess possibilities of prolonged production
beyond 2022," the company added in the letter obtained by
Statoil had planned to halt Statfjord A's production in
2016, but decided in 2013 to extend operations until 2020 to
squeeze more oil from the field.
Other partners in the field are ExxonMobil and
(Reporting by Nerijus Adomaitis, editing by Terje Solsvik)