The size of small fields tends to be overestimatedPhoto: Henk Kombrink

The size of small fields tends to be overestimated

Statistics clearly demonstrate that Norwegian oil and gas fields with reserves less than 100 MMboe tend to become smaller after production start.

Based on an analysis of 40 fields that started production since 2010, Anders Wittemann from Wittemann E&P Consulting (WEPC) concludes that it is predominantly smaller fields that appear on the list of fields that produce (much) less than foreseen at project sanction.    Examples of this phenomenon are fields such as Oselvar, Sindre, Gaupe, Brynhild and Jette, […]

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