Edvard Grieg first oil November 2015
First oil from Edvard Grieg
Production start-up on Edvard Grieg is an important milestone for Lundin Petroleum. The Edvard Grieg field is part of PL338 on the Utsira High in the North Sea, about 180 km west of Stavanger. The field was discovered in 2007 with Lundin Norway’s very first drilled exploration well, and is estimated to contain 195 million barrels of oil equivalents (gross 2P reserves).
First oil from the Edvard Grieg development was delivered on time and on budget. Gross plateau production is expected to be 100,000 barrels of oil equivalents per day during the second half of 2016.
The Edvard Grieg field has been developed with a steel jacket platform resting on the seabed. The topsides weigh about 22,500 tonnes and includes a process facility, utility module and living quarters. Most of the construction work was done in Norway, with Kværner as main contractor and Norwegian and foreign sub-contractors.
Edvard Grieg is designed as a field centre and will receive oil and gas from neighbouring fields and future developments for processing. Oil will be transported via the Grane pipeline to the Sture terminal in Øygarden in Hordaland, while gas will be transported via a separate pipeline system to St. Fergus in Scotland.
Development drilling with the Rowan Viking jack-up rig is ongoing and a total of ten production wells and four water injection wells are planned to be drilled. The drilling of the development wells is expected to continue into 2018.
Lundin Norway is the operator of PL338 with a 65 percent working interest. The licence partners are OMV Norge with 20 percent and Wintershall Norge with 15 percent.
|»||Gross reserves (31.12.2016): 195.4 million boe|
|»||Hydrocarbon type: Oil|
|»||Location: Block 16/1 in the North Sea|
|»||Discovery well: 16/1-8 (2007)|
|»||Production start: 28 November 2015|
|»||Operator: Lundin Norway (65%)|
|»||Partners: OMV Norge (20%), Wintershall Norge (15%)|
|»||Reservoir age: Triassic, Jurassic, Lower Cretaceous|
|»||Sedimentation environment: Alluvial, eolian and shallow marine conglomerates and sandstones|
|»||Reservoir depth: 1,900 m|
|»||Well types: 10 oil producers + 4 water injectors|
|»||Depletion strategy: Water injection|
|»||Expected plateau rate:100,000 boepd|
|»||Expected lifetime: 30 years|
|»||Platform resting on the seabed|
|»||Oil pipeline to the Grane oil pipeline (Sture oil terminal) – completed|
|»||Gas pipeline to SAGE (Scottish Area Gas Evacuation) – completed|