Wintershall Dea Norge AS has prolonged the manufacturing of the Maria discipline offshore Norway with the set up of an extra subsea template.
The subsea template was put in on the seabed at Haltenbraken, a “main milestone” for the Maria Part 2 venture, Wintershall Dea stated in a information launch Friday. The venture includes the set up of a brand new six-slot template and 4 new wells, within the southern a part of the Maria discipline, positioned about 124.3 miles (200 kilometers) off the coast of Norway. The brand new six-slot template will accommodate three producing wells and one water injector for strain assist. The 2 spare slots will probably be out there for future growth of the sector, in line with the discharge.
Wintershall Dea targets the start-up of the Maria Part 2 venture in 2025 and expects so as to add round 27 million barrels of oil equal to the entire discipline reserves via the venture. Maria, which is a subsea discipline initially developed with two templates, got here onstream in 2017 and is predicted to maintain producing till 2040.
The brand new template will probably be linked to the prevailing infrastructure on the Maria discipline. Processed oil is distributed to the Asgard discipline for storage and export, whereas gasoline is exported via the Asgard Transport System to Karsto, in line with the discharge.
TechnipFMC’s heavy subsea development vessel North Sea Atlantic transported the 330-metric ton template from Vestbase in Kristiansund in mid-Norway to the Maria discipline, the place it was put in 984 toes (300 meters) under the ocean floor. TechnipFMC was awarded the engineering, procurement, development, and set up contract for Maria Part 2 in April 2022, the discharge stated.
By extending the prevailing Maria discipline, the set up of a brand new subsea template helps the broader Wintershall Dea technique of utilizing close by space infrastructure to provide new volumes in Norway, the corporate stated. Maria is one among 4 offshore fields at the moment operated by Wintershall Dea within the nation, with extra below growth, in line with the corporate.
“We consider that using present infrastructure to provide hydrocarbons is without doubt one of the only methods to ship the power the world wants whereas contributing to reaching the local weather objectives. We’ll proceed to speculate to ship environment friendly subsea engineering in Norway”, Wintershall Dea Managing Director Michael Zechner stated.
“The secure set up of the template is a vital step ahead for the venture. Maria Part 2 will assist to lengthen the lifetime of the sector and surrounding infrastructure. It can improve reserves and thus safe dependable power to Europe”, Wintershall Dea Maria Part 2 Undertaking Supervisor Vedad Hadziavdic stated.
Wintershall Dea is the operator of the Maria discipline with a 50 % stake, whereas Petoro AS and Sval Energi AS personal 30 % and 20 % respectively.
Dvalin Subject Restart
In the meantime, Wintershall Dea has began manufacturing on its operated Dvalin gasoline discipline within the Norwegian Sea, in line with an earlier information launch.
The Dvalin discipline had been shut in since late 2020 after measurements of excessive ranges of mercury within the effectively stream. Since then, mercury removing items have been put in on the onshore processing services at Nyhamna and Tjeldbergodden in mid-Norway, in line with the discharge. The Dvalin discipline has an estimated lifetime till 2038 together with the Dvalin North discipline, which is at the moment being developed. Positioned round 9.3 miles (15 kilometers) northwest of Heidrun, Dvalin was developed utilizing a single subsea template with 4 manufacturing wells.
“We’re conscious that within the winter months European demand for gasoline will rise, and the continent will probably be trying to Norway to be the provider of alternative. We’ve got labored laborious to make sure Dvalin will probably be onstream safely, and are glad that the sector will make a major contribution to European power safety”, Wintershall Dea Chief Working Officer Daybreak Summers stated.
“The group has labored laborious to beat technical challenges within the discipline, offering sturdy options that can enable Dvalin to ship substantial gasoline volumes to our European companions lengthy into the long run”, Wintershall Dea Norge Managing Director Michael Zechner stated.
Wintershall Dea is the operator of the Dvalin discipline with a 55 % stake, whereas Petoro and Sval Energi have 35 % and 10 % respectively, in line with the discharge.
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