Lundin has submitted a development plan that includes a processing platform on a steel jacket in about 110 m of water connected by pipeline to the Grane platform 35 km north (OGJ Online, Jan. 19, 2012). It plans to drill 15 wells with a jack up rig.
Under the coordinated development scheme, partly processed fluids from Draupne field will be transported from a new platform there to the Lundin platform 8 km away for stabilization and export.
Lundin expects Luno production to start in 2015 and peak at 90,000 b/d. The Luno platform will be designed for more than 120,000 b/d of oil and as much as 175 MMcfd of gas to accommodate Draupne output, expected to start in 2016.
Under a tariff arrangement, Draupne interests will be ensured capacity on the Luno platform of 52,000 boe/d starting in October 2016, increasing gradually to 75,000 boe/d.
DNO plans to submit a development plan for Draupne field in the fourth quarter this year. Aker Solutions is conducting pre-front end engineering and design. DNO has signed a contract with Maersk for a new jack up rig to drill production and injection wells, subject to development approval.
DNO discovered Draupne field in 2008 with well 16/1-9, which encountered oil and gas in a 44-m thick Middle Jurassic sandstone. Based on production tests of a second well drilled in 2010, the company believes wells in the field can average 12,000 b/d each of light, good quality oil. The total oil and gas column in Draupne is about 150 m, of which 90 m is gas.
Draupne includes the smaller Hanz and West Cable discoveries.
Luno is on Production License 338, operated by Lundin with a 50% interest with partners Wintershall Norge ASA 30% and RWE Dea Norge AS 20%.
Draupne is on PL001B, Hanz on PL028B, and West Cable on PL242. Interests are the same in all three: DNO, operator, 35%, Statoil 50%, and Bayerngas Norway 15%.