Var Energi has been granted consent by the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) for use of the Transocean Enabler for production drilling on Goliat field in Barents Sea production license 229.
Goliat lies 50 km southeast of Snøhvit field in water depths of 360-420 m. The field is developed with a cylindrical floating production, storage, and offloading facility with eight subsea templates with a total of 32 well slots tied-back. It produces oil from sandstone of Triassic age in the Kobbe and Snadd formations, and in the Kapp Toscana Group (Realgrunnen subgroup) of Triassic to Jurassic age. The reservoirs have thin gas caps and lie in a complex and segmented structure at depths of 1,100-1,800 m, according to Norwegian regulators.
The field is produced using water injection as pressure support. Additional pressure support results from reinjection of produced gas. Several infill wells have been drilled since start up in 2016, and in 2021, the Rødhette discovery (7122/6-3 S) was made in the area north of the field. More infill and exploration wells are planned, according to regulators.
Vår Energi is the operator with 65% working interest, while Equinor as a partner holds 35%.