Equinor lets contract to boost production from Vigdis subsea field

Norway’s Equinor has let a $13-million engineering, procurement, construction, and installation contract to Wood for the boosting station to increase production from Vigdis subsea field in the Tampen area on Block 34/7 in the Norwegian North Sea.

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Norway’s Equinor has let a $13-million engineering, procurement, construction, and installation contract to Wood for the boosting station to increase production from Vigdis subsea field in the Tampen area on Block 34/7 in the Norwegian North Sea.

Under the contract, Wood will provide topside modifications to enable the tie-in of subsea equipment to the Snorre A and B offshore platforms, which process oil from Vigdis.

This contract follows Wood’s completion of the front-end engineering design and concept study for the asset. Wood currently provides maintenance, modification, and operations services on Snorre A and B under a framework agreement with Equinor.

In late 2018 Equinor and its partners reported plans to invest some 1.4 billion kroner in the boosting station for the field, which has been producing oil through Snorre field for more than 20 years (OGJ Online, Dec. 5, 2018). Equinor expects to bring the station online in first-quarter 2021.

On completion of the project, production from Vigdis field will be increased by almost 11 million bbl.

Vigdis field came on stream in 1997 and it was estimated at the time that the field would produce 200 million bbl of oil. The field has now produced 394 million bbl and recoverable resources have been increased to 455 million bbl of oil.

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