OSLO, Norway – First oil has flowed from the Edvard Grieg field development in the Norwegian North Sea.
The field, operated by Lundin Petroleum, is in license PL338 on the Utsira High, 180 km (112 mi) west of Stavanger. It contains an estimated 187 MMboe.
A successful appraisal well drilled earlier this year in the southeastern part of the field will likely lead to a reserves increase, once a current certification process has been completed.
At the heart of the development is a steel jacket platform. The topsides, weighing around 22,500 metric tons (24,802 tons), include a processing facility, utility module, and living quarters.
Kværner was the main construction contractor, with Aker Solutions responsible for engineering. Apply Leirvik built the living quarters and helicopter deck with Kværner Verdal constructing the jacket.
Kværner Stord and Aker Solutions in Egersund built the platform deck. Statoil Petroleum managed construction and installation of the export pipelines.
The jackup Rowan Viking will resume development drilling shortly. Lundin plans 10 producer wells and four water injectors: this program will continue into 2018, although plateau production likely to be reached during the second half of 2016.
In addition, the Edvard Grieg facilities will receive oil and gas from the nearby Ivar Aasen field, currently under development, for further processing.
Edvard Grieg’s oil is transported via the Grane pipeline to the Sture terminal on Norway’s west coast. Gas heads through a separate pipeline system to St Fergus on Scotland’s east coast.
Lundin operates in partnership with OMV, Statoil, and Wintershall.
In the same region, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has authorized Lundin to drill an exploration well southwest of its 16/4-6 S oil discovery (Luno II) in PL 544.
The semisubmersible Island Innovator will drill well 16/4-10.
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