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Statoil starts Skuld field offshore Norway

Production has begun at an undisclosed rate from subsea Skuld oil field operated by Statoil on the Halten Bank of the Norwegian Sea (OGJ Online, Jan. 20, 2012).

The field encompasses the Fossekall and Dompap discoveries in 344-360 m of water. Development involves six production wells and three water injectors drilled through three standard subsea templates producing into the Norne production and storage vessel through a 14-in. flowline and an umbilical.

Production is from the early to Middle Jurassic Are, Tofte, and Ile sandstones at depths of 2,400-2,600 m.

Statoil estimates reserves at 90 million boe of hydrocarbons, 90% oil, with production extending to 2030.

Interests are Statoil 64%, Petoro 24.5%, and Eni 11.5%.

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