Wintershall to develop North Sea Skarfjell oil field

Wintershall Norge AS tentatively plans to develop Skarfjell oil field in the Norwegian North Sea with two subsea templates tied back to the nearby Gjoa platform, which lies 16 km northeast of the field.

Wintershall Norge AS tentatively plans to develop Skarfjell oil field in the Norwegian North Sea with two subsea templates tied back to the nearby Gjoa platform, which lies 16 km northeast of the field.

The field, which contains 60-160 million bbl of oil, will produce from Upper Jurassic Intra Heather sandstones (OGJ Online, Apr. 9, 2013). The operator is defining the concept and is awaiting approval to continue from Norway’s Ministry of Petroleum and Energy.

In 2014, Wintershall let a $280 million subsea contract to FMC Technologies for the Maria development in the Norwegian Sea. The subsea tie-back with Kristin, Asgard, and Heidrun platforms was cited as a potential solution for Skarfjell field (OGJ Online, Oct. 7, 2014).

License interests for Skarfjell oil field are Wintershall 35%, Capricorn Norge AS (formerly Agora Oil & Gas AS) 20%, Bayerngas Norge AS 20%, Edison International Norway 15%, and RWE Dea Norge AS 10%.

Contact Tayvis Dunnahoe at tayvisd@ogjonline.com.

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