Statoil Makes Choices for Dagny, Eirin Fields

Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Ivar Aasheim, senior vice president for field development Norway. (Photo: www.statoil.com)

A fixed platform has been selected by Statoil and its partners for the Dagny oil and gas discovery in the North Sea, while the Eirin gas field is to be developed with a subsea solution.

Gas from Dagny will be exported through a tie-back to the infrastructure on Sleipner East, while offshore loading into shuttle tankers is proposed for the oil. The seabed production installation on Eirin will be tied back to the planned Dagny platform. Originally a small gas discovery just north of the Sleipner fields, Dagny has been under assessment for development on a number of occasions since it was found in 1974.
After oil and gas were proven in the neighbouring Dagny East (previously Ermintrude) structure in 2007, the landscape around the original find was reassessed.
Further appraisal in 2008-11 established a connection between Dagny and Dagny East, and substantial oil resources under the whole structure.
“Dagny and Eirin will be one of our new large developments, with an estimated 300 million barrels of oil equivalent,” notes Ivar Aasheim, senior vice president for field development Norway.
This demonstrates the importance of exploring for and developing fields in mature areas with established infrastructure, he adds.
“We can now extend the producing life of installations and exploit the spare capacity on Sleipner East for many years to come.
“There’s been a very good dialogue between the Dagny, Eirin and Sleipner licensees, with four different licences working to achieve a good coordinated solution with existing infrastructure.”
The chosen solution for Dagny and Eirin will now be secured, with the award of front-end engineering and design (Feed) contracts.
Plans call for an investment decision to be taken a year from now, and the ambition is to start production in 2016.
 
Facts
- Dagny lies 30 kmnorth of Sleipner East, with Eirin nine km from Dagny
- Dagny was originally discovered in 1974 and Eirin in 1978. Dagny East (Ermintrude) was proven in 2007.
- Dagny and Eirin are estimated to contain 300 million barrels of oil equivalent
- The reservoir is about 3,500m down, with the water depth roughly 120 metres
- Estimated investment is NOK 25-30 billion for Dagny and Eirin combined (including rig chartering and drilling)
- The partners and their provisional shares are Statoil (operator) 58.5%, ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Norway AS 33%, Total 6.5% and Det Norske 2%. The final licence shares will be subject to negotiation ahead of the development decision

Maritime Today


The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter February 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Technology

Sentinel Launches New Rudder Feedback Unit

Sentinel, a Beier Radio company, has designed and manufactured a new Rudder Feedback Unit (RFU) with many new features, including watertight components and connections

Innovative Equipment Will Help Unload Listing Ship

Following Smit Salvageā€™s salvage of the stricken ship Modern Express in the Gulf of Biscay, another Rotterdam company has now become involved in the rescue operations.

Sea IT, Veritas Tankers Ink Long-term Software Deal

Sea IT has entered a long term ICT agreement with Veritas Tankers. The agreement comprises installation of BlueCORE Generation 4, an ICT platform specifically developed for the marine industry,

Shipbuilding

Nordana Sea Delivered to Symphony Shipping

After successful sea trials, M.V. Nordana Sea was delivered to Symphony Shipping on February 11, 2016. Constructed by builder Ferus-Smit in the Netherlands (yard number 419),

James Troop Supplies Engines for 3 Naval Vessels

Liverpool City Region (UK) based ship engine specialist James Troop & Co has won an order to supply Volvo Penta diesel engines for three European naval vessels being built on Merseyside.

OSV Delivered to MC2 in Dubai

Marine Core & Charter LLC (MC2) headquartered in Dubai has taken delivery of the new build PETRA-1, the first of two, 45-meter Fast Offshore Support Vessels in

Offshore

Premier Oil and Rockhopper Abandon Ocean Rig Contract

Two of the major British players in Falkland Islands offshore oil development, Premier Oil and Rockhopper Exploration, cancelled a joint venture contract with Ocean Rig UDW.

US Oil Drillers Cut Rigs to Least in 6 Years

U.S. energy firms this week cut oil rigs for an eighth week in a row to the lowest levels since January 2010, data showed on Friday, as energy firms continue to

Eni, Exxon, Statoil Win Irish Offshore O&G Licences

The Irish government said on Thursday it had awarded oil and gas licences to companies including oil majors Eni, Exxon and Statoil , allowing them to explore for hydrocarbons off the coast of Ireland.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1028 sec (10 req/sec)