The Gullfaks field center is located in the northern part of the North Sea in several production licenses and is operated by Equinor. Gullfaks was discovered in 1978 and started production in 1986. Gullfaks has been developed to a field center and a hub for the area. The field has been developed with several facilities; Gullfaks A, B and C. Gullfaks A and C receive and process hydrocarbons from the satellite field Gullfaks Sør and several other oil and gas fields. Gullfaks B is a processing facility and oil and gas is transferred to A and C for storage and export. Oil is exported by shuttle tankers, and the gas is transported by Statpipe for further processing at Kårstø in Norway. Production from the satellite field Gullfaks Rimfaksdalen started in September 2016.