NCS: Extended life for Vigdis and TordisVigdis and Tordis fields location. Source: NorskPetroleum

NCS: Extended life for Vigdis and Tordis

Equinor’s fields in the North Sea will continue operating until 2040 and 2036 respectively, as approved by the Norwegian authorities.

Consent for operation of the Vigdis field expires on 9 March 2024 and for the Tordis field expires on 31 December 2019. In order to recover the remaining reserves from the fields, Equinor, the operator, has applied for consent to extend the operating life of the facilities on the fields.

Consent was granted for the use of the facilities on the Vigdis field until 31 December 2040 and on the Tordis field until 31 December 2036.

Vigdis and Tordis are located in the Tampen area in the northern part of the North Sea, between the Snorre, Statfjord and Gullfaks fields.

The majority of the fields occur in the footwall structural closures to Late Jurassic extensional faults. Source: The Millennium Atlas

Vigdis was discovered in 1986, and the PDO was approved in 1994. Production started in 1997.

Vigdis produces oil from sandstone in several deposits. The reservoir in the Vigdis Brent deposit is in the Middle Jurassic Brent Group, while the Vigdis Øst and Vigdis Nordøst deposits are in Upper Triassic and Lower Jurassic sandstone in the Statfjord Group. The Borg Nordvest deposit is in Upper Jurassic intra-Draupne sandstone.

Tordis was discovered in 1987, and the PDO was approved in 1991. Production started in 1994.

Tordis produces oil from Jurassic sandstone. The reservoirs in Tordis and Tordis Øst are in the Middle Jurassic Brent Group, and the reservoir in Borg is in Upper Jurassic intra-Draupne Formation sandstone.

Distal pinch-out of the Brent Delta over the several oil producing fields. Source: The Millennium Atlas

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