Green Light for 3 projects on the NCS

Green Light for 3 projects on the NCS

The Norwegian authorities have now approved Lundin’s PDO for Solveig field and Neptune Energy’s PDO’s for Duva and Gjøa fields.

Solveig (Luno II) was discovered by Lundin in 2013 and will be developed as a tie-back to the Grieg field on the Utsira High. The investment is estimated to NOK 6,5 billion, and recoverable resources are estimated to be 58 MMboe. Production is planned to start in 2021, and the Solveig field will be developed by a subsea system connected to the Grieg platform. The project involves 3 horizontal oil producing wells and 2 water injection wells.

Solveig field development plan. Source: Lundin Petroleum

Neptune’s Duva development project is being coordinated with the redevelopment of Gjøa P1, to maximize synergies. An interactive video can be seen here. First production is expected late 2020, with total recoverable resources estimated to be 120 MMboe. Maximum production is expected to be 30,000 boe from Duva and 24,000 boe from Gjøa P1. The fields will be developed through subsea tie-backs connecting two templates to the nearby Gjøa platform, operated by Neptune.

The Duva field (PL 636) is located 6 km north-east of the Gjøa field (12 km from the Gjøa platform). The discovery was made in August 2016 when drilling well 36/7-4. Licence partners: Neptune Energy Norge (30% and operator), Idemitsu Petroleum Norge AS (30%), Pandion Energy AS (20%) and Wellesley Petroleum AS (20%).

The Gjøa field (PL 153) was discovered in 1989, the PDO was approved in 2007, and production started in 2010. Licence partners: Neptune Energy Norge (30% and operator), Petoro AS (30%), Wintershall DEA (28%) and OKEA (12%).

Location map of PL636 and the Duva field. Source Idemitsu Petroleum