Lundin achieves first oil from Brynhild field

Offshore staff

STOCKHOLMLundin Petroleum AB reports that first oil from the Brynhild field has been achieved. The Brynhild field began production on Dec. 25.

The field, located on PL148 in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea, is a subsea tieback to the Pierce field, operated by Enterprise Oil Ltd. (a subsidiary of Shell UK Ltd.), in the UK sector.

The Brynhild field is estimated to contain gross reserves of 23.1 MMboe, and production is in excess of the forecast gross plateau rate of 12,000 bopd. Drilling of the third development well is ongoing, and the fourth and final development well will be completed in 2015.

The production facility for the Pierce and Brynhild fields is the Haewene Brim FPSO, which is owned and operated by Bluewater.

The Haewene Brim FPSO has undergone a comprehensive modification and upgrade program, including the upgrading of the topside heaters, significant upgrades of metering systems, installation of upgraded subsea control systems, refurbishment of the gas turbine, and replacement of the risers.

The Brynhild field is the first of Lundin Petroleum's four development projects that are scheduled to come onstream over the next four quarters and which, by the end of 2015, are forecast to increase Lundin Petroleum's production level to more than 75,000 boepd.

Lundin Norway AS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lundin Petroleum, is the operator of PL148 with a 90% interest. The partner is Talisman Energy Norge, with a 10% interest.

12/29/2014



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