Dea breathes new life into offshore expansion

After the Zidane expansion, in which Maersk Oil is a partner, was shelved last year, the partners are now back working on the billion dollar project which holds an estimated 17 billion cubic meters of gas.

The Heidrun field, from where the expansion is planned. | Photo: Harald Pettersen - Statoil

Sliding prices from subcontractors contributed to making the plans to expand the Heidrun worth taking another look at the for the partners in the field. With an original investment estimate of USD 1.16 - 1.50 billion, this figure should be significantly lower today, and Dea Norge confirms to ShippingWatch that the plans for the expansion, which goes by the name Zidane, are back in play.

"There are several factors that contribute to us now aiming to deliver a plan for the expansion and operating to authorities next year. All involved parties have worked hard in the past year and have contributed constructively to increase the value of the Zidane project," communication consultant Nicoline Skrent-Ellingsen of Dea Norge tells

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