The Petrojarl Knarr, one of the largest floating production storage and offloading units in the world, has achieved its first oil.
The FPSO, owned by Teekay Corporation, has begun production from the Knarr oil field in the North Sea around 120km off Norway.
Built by Samsung Heavy Industries in South Korea the unit has a production capacity of 63,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day and a storage capacity of 800,000 barrels of oil.
There are an estimated 80 million barrels of oil in the Knarr Field with a production life of at least ten years.
The Petrojarl Knarr has been deployed to work for BG Group on a six-year charter contract with extension options. Teekay are also providing shuttle tankers to handle the offloading operations as part of the field solution.
To find out more about the unit, check out 10 amazing images capture the Petrojarl Knarr as it sails away.