Groups to jointly develop fields offshore Norway

By OGJ editors

Lundin Norway AS and partners have reached agreement with Det norske Oljeselskap (DNO) ASA to coordinate development of Luno and Draupne oil and gas fields in the North Sea offshore Norway.

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%.

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