The Bauge subsea discipline within the Norwegian Sea with estimated recoverable reserves of fifty million barrels of oil equal has began manufacturing. Bauge is tied again to the lately upgraded Njord platform.
Bauge consists of two oil producers in a subsea template, along with pipelines and an umbilical connecting the wells to the Njord A platform, Equinor, operator and one of many licensees within the discipline stated in an announcement. Different licensees embrace Wintershall Dea, Vår Energi and Neptune Power.
“The subsea facility was constructed and put in with out a single HSE incident. I’m very pleased with this, and I want to thank our suppliers, notably the principle suppliers Randaberg Industries, Ocean Installer and OneSubsea. This exhibits that the zero-harm imaginative and prescient is feasible. Capital expenditures totaling NOK 4.6 billion ($439 million) the venture was delivered inside price range,” says Trond Bokn, Equinor’s senior vice chairman for venture growth.
The Norwegian content material of the Bauge venture is nicely over 90 p.c. The wells had been delivered sooner than deliberate by Transocean and Schlumberger, the assertion reads.
The venture has been run in parallel with the in depth upgrading of Njord A (Aker Options) and the Njord Bravo FSO (Aibel).
“The Njord upgrading allows us to tie in new, beneficial discoveries comparable to Bauge. By using current infrastructure, we are able to notice worthwhile growth of small-size discoveries consistent with the corporate’s technique. We’re planning additional exploration exercise within the space,” says Grete B. Haaland, senior vice chairman for Exploration & Manufacturing North.
The Njord discipline got here on stream in 1997. In 2016, the installations had been introduced ashore for in depth upgrading and in December 2022 the sector got here on stream once more.
Equinor reminded that the sector will now produce for an additional 20 years, and the ambition is to provide about the identical quantity from Njord and Hyme because the fields have produced to date, some 250 million barrels of oil equal.
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