Equinor and partners to develop Breidablikk fieldSource: NPD

Equinor and partners to develop Breidablikk field

Today the partnership consisting of Equinor, Petoro, Vår Energi and ConocoPhillips will submit the plan for development and operation, in addition to awarding contracts for subsea facilities and upgrading of the Grane platform.

The expected production from the field is about 200 million barrels, investments totalling about NOK 18.6 billion.

“The Breidablikk field is one of the largest undeveloped oil discoveries on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS). Field development will create substantial value for the Norwegian society and the owners. We are also pleased to award two key contracts today at a total value of NOK 3.3 billion, including options. The contracts will contribute to important activity for the supply industry and secure jobs for many years,” says Geir Tungesvik, Equinor’s acting executive vice president for Technology, Projects and Drilling.

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The development concept chosen for the Breidablikk field is subsea development with 23 oil producing wells from four subsea templates that are controlled from Grane. Breidablikk will be tied in to the Grane platform for oil processing prior to being brought ashore at the Sture terminal. The production from Grane will be monitored with advanced digital tools from Equinor’s integrated operations centre (IOC) at Sandsli to ensure optimal production and value creation from the wells.

The Breidablikk discovery was proven in 1992 and subsequently delineated by well 25/8-18 S in 2014. The NPD to date uses the name D-Struktur to name the field. The neighbouring F-Struktur was discovered by well 25/11-27 in 2013 and is also part of the Breidablikk development. The main reservoir contains oil in sandstone of Paleocene age in the Heimdal Formation. It is likely that oil is also present in remobilised Heimdal sand, injected into shales overlying the formation. The reservoir lies at a depth of 1,750 metres and has excellent quality.

“I am pleased that we together with our partners have matured the Breidablikk field to development. Breidablikk shows how the industry’s combined competencies create high value and returns from a world-class infrastructure on the NCS,” says Arne Sigve Nylund, Equinor’s executive vice president for Development and Production Norway.