Fast IOR project on Visund
Operator Equinor has started production on Visund Nord in the North Sea. The project was completed in 21 months.
The subsea solution adds 2.1 million standard cubic metres (13.3 million barrels) to the Visund field. The development cost was NOK 1.3 billion.
Production licence 120
Visund was proven in 1986, and the Plan for Development and Operation (PDO) was approved in 1996. The field is developed with a semi-submersible integrated living quarters, drilling and process facility in steel (Visund A). Production started in 1999.
The investment decision for the Visund Nord IOR project was made in 2017. The development comprised a subsea template ten kilometres north of the Visund A facility and up to four wells.
- Visund North IOR (improved oil recovery) provides an important contribution to resource utilisation on the Visund field, and is an example of projects we welcome on the Norwegian Shelf, says Arvid Østhus, Assistant Director of Development and Operations in the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate.
Manifold ready for installation in the new template on Visund Nord.
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Drilling permit for well 7220/2-2
The Norwegian Offshore Directorate has granted Equinor Energy AS drilling permit for well 7220/2-2 in production licence 1080, cf. Section 13 of the Resource Management Regulations.
Production figures January 2024
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Dry well in the North Sea
Exploration well 35/11-28 S "Harden sør" in the North Sea proved to be dry. Equinor Energy AS is the operator of production licence 248 C.
Dry wells in the North Sea
Vår Energi drilled wells 25/7-12 S and A 200 kilometres northwest of Stavanger, both of which were dry.
Drilling permit for well 36/7-5 S
The Norwegian Offshore Directorate has granted Neptune Energy Norge AS drilling permit for well 36/7-5 S in production licence 636, cf. Section 13 of the Resource Management Regulations.
Drilling permit for well 35/11-29 S
The Norwegian Offshore Directorate has granted Wellesley Petroleum AS drilling permit for well 35/11-29 S in production licence 248 C, cf. Section 13 of the Resource Management Regulations.
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