UKCS/NCS – Utgard ready for production

UKCS/NCS – Utgard ready for production

Equinor is targeting production to begin for its first cross-border field in the North Sea in September.

Utgard is a gas and condensate discovery, stretching across the border between the Norwegian and UK continental shelves. The discovery is located in block 15/8 on the Norwegian shelf and block 16/8a on the UK shelf. Estimated recoverable resources from the discovery are about 56 MMboe. The largest share of the reserves in Utgard are located on the Norwegian side.

According to the plan, Utgard will be a subsea development consisting of a subsea template with space for drilling and completion of up to four wells. The plan is to drill two production wells from the subsea template. All facilities will be placed on the Norwegian side of the border.

Production from wells on both sides of the border is being tied back to the Sleipner field in Norway, around 13 miles to the west of Utgard.

Equinor is also seeking to develop other cross-border prospects such as Barnacle, which is thought to hold up to 2.6 MMboe and will be tied-back to the nearby Statfjord B platform and to re-develop the Frigg field, which was decommissioned in 2010.