Equinor begins production from Statfjord Øst extension project

Aug. 25, 2023
Equinor Energy AS has started production from new wells at Statfjord Øst in the North Sea as part of a field life extension project that began in 2020. The operator expects to increase production from the field by 26 MMboe.

Equinor Energy AS has started production from new wells at Statfjord Øst in the North Sea as part of a field life extension project that began in 2020. The operator expects to increase production from the field by 26 MMboe and help extend Statfjord C’s productive life through 2040 (OGJ Online, Dec. 23, 2020).

Two new wells have been drilled from existing subsea templates and three additional wells are planned. Statfjord Øst is tied to the Statfjord C platform 5 km to the south. The project includes a modification on Statfjord C and a new pipeline for gas lift to the subsea wells (OGJ Online, Aug. 21, 2023).

With the measures in place, the oil recovery rate from the field is expected to increase to 63% from 58%. Original oil volume in place in Statfjord Øst was 410 million bbl.

Equinor is operator of the Statfjord Øst unit with 29.25% interest. Partners are Petoro AS (30%), Vår Energi ASA (20.55%), Okea ASA (14.0%) (subject to government approval), INPEX Idemitsu Norge AS (4.8%), and Wintershall Dea Norge AS (1.4%)