Group to develop Boyla oil field offshore Norway

By OGJ editors

A group led by Marathon Oil Norge AS has submitted a plan to the Norwegian government for development of Boyla oil field, a 2009 discovery formerly called Marihone, on Block 24/9 in the North Sea.

Lundin Petroleum AB, a partner, said development will involve drilling of two production wells completed subsea and tied back to the floating production, storage, and offloading vessel on Alvheim oil field 28 km to the north. A water-injection well also will be drilled.

Boyla crude oil will be commingled with Alvheim oil and carried ashore in shuttle tankers.

Production is expected to start in 2014.

Water depth at Boyla is 120 m. Production will come from Paleocene Hermod sandstone at a depth of about 2,100 m, holding reserves estimated at 23 million boe. Lundin estimated total investment of the development at $867 million.

Boyla interests are Marathon, operator, 65%, ConocoPhillips Skandinavia 20%, and Lundin Norway AS 15%.

Related Articles

INTERNATIONAL BRIEFS

01/01/1990 WESTCOAST ENERGY INC., Vancouver, B.C., agreed to buy the utilities and propane business of Inter-City Gas Corp. (ICG), Winnipeg, Man., for $720 mi...

OWNERSHIP QUESTIONS CAN STYMIE DEVELOPMENT OF COALBED METHANE

01/01/1990 Although the technology exists for commercial recovery of coalbed methane, production has been hindered because of the legal quandary as to ownersh...

OIL FLOW RISING IN E. CHINA REGION

01/01/1990 Production is building from an oil producing area in the lower reaches of the Yangtze River in eastern China's Jiangsu Province. The northern J...

GAS EXPLORATION FANS OUT MIN ARKOMA BASIN

01/01/1990 Gas exploration is heating up in the South Central Arkoma basin's pre-Pennsylvanian formations. Several operators are targeting Siluro-Devonian...

Careers at TOTAL

Careers at TOTAL - Videos

More than 600 job openings are now online, watch videos and learn more!

 

Click Here to Watch

Other Oil & Gas Industry Jobs

Search More Job Listings >>
Stay Connected