Ireland 

Statoil has a 36.5 per cent interest in the Corrib gas field north-west of Ireland. The Corrib field development, operated by Shell, was sanctioned in 2001, and production start-up is currently expected to take place in 2015.

The development will comprise seven subsea wells, and the gas will be transported through a pipeline to an onshore gas processing terminal. The gas will be exported from the terminal via the Bord Gais Eireann linkline to the existing Irish gas grid

COUNTRY FACTS

Official name: Republic of Ireland Capital: Dublin
Population: about 4.5 million
Form of government: Republic
Language: Irish (Gaelic), English
Religion: Roman Catholic
Currency: Euro

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway

Contact information:
Statoil Exploration (Ireland) Ltd
Georges Dock House
2 George's Dock
International Financial Services Centre
Dublin 1, Ireland

Tel: +353 1 611 9610
Fax: +353 1 611 9620