Production starts at Norway's Atla gas field

OSLO, Oct 8 (Reuters) - Norway's small Atla gas field in theNorth Sea has started producing gas two years after it wasdiscovered, Norwegian oil firm Det Norske , a partnerwith 10 percent in the production license, said on Monday.

The field operated by French Total and developedby subsea template tied to a platform at the Heimdal field about20 kilometres away is expected to produce 2.4 million cubicmetres of gas daily.

The other partners are UK's Centrica with 20 percentand Norway's state-owned Petoro with 30 percent.

(Reporting by Nerijus Adomaitis)

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