Neptune Energy Norge AS has received approval for start-up of Duva field in the North Sea from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate. The field is in PL 636, 14 km northeast of Gjøa field in 340 m of water.
Duva oil was discovered in 2016 and is ready for startup with a subsea installation comprising three oil producing wells and one gas producer. The subsea template is tied into existing subsea infrastructure on Gjøa. From there, the product stream is routed from Duva to the platform on the Gjøa field for processing and export. The oil goes to Mongstad in Vestland county, while gas is sent to the UK. Project cost about NOK 5.1 billion ($580 million) and it is expected to come on stream in August.
Neptune Energy estimates reserves at about 11 million std cu m oil equivalent (71 million boe).
Neptune is operator at Duva (30%) with partners Idemitsu Petroleum Norge AS (30%), PGNiG Upstream Norway AS (30%), and Sval Energi AS (10%).