The start-up of Johan Sverdrup oil field in the Norwegian North Sea has been approved by the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate. Equinor plans start up this fall for Phase 1 development. Construction Phase 2 is expected to start in fourth-quarter 2022.
The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted consent to start production from Equinor-operated Utgard field. Production is expected to begin in September. Utgard, discovered in 1982, is a gas-condensate field on the Norwegian and UK continental shelf.
BPTT's Cassia compression project off Trinidad and Tobago remains on track. Once completed and on production, the Cassia project will enable BPTT to access and produce low-pressure gas from currently producing fields in the Greater Cassia Area.
Gbetiokun oil field offshore Nigeria has come on stream through an early production facility, reports Eland Oil & Gas, Aberdeen. Initial production will rise to 12,000 b/d from the Gbetiokun-1 and Gbetiokun-3 wells in the southwestern area of OML 40.
Shell Offshore expects production to begin in late 2021 from deepwater PowerNap oil and gas field in the gulf. It has made the final investment decision to develop the field with three subsea wells flowing into manifolds tied back to the Olympus hub.