TotalEnergies SE is preparing to restart gas production through the redeveloped Tyra complex (Tyra II) in the Danish North Sea as early as mid-March, operator TotalEnergies E&P Denmark said in a release.
The company remains on track to restart by Mar. 31, 2024, but depending on project progress, it could be reached earlier in the month. Ramp-up to maximum technical capacity is expected to take 4 months from restart.
The company has completed more than 80% of the preparations for commissioning at Tyra East, said Michael Lindholm Pihl Larsen, TotalEnergies' technical project manager on the Tyra Reconstruction Project. “With tests of all central plants, we are now very close to being able to deliver the first gas,” he said.
Tyra East Riser platform Echo has been declared hot, with all pipelines connected. Deisolation of these pipelines has also commenced. On Tyra West, the first wells have been unplugged and de-watered, with two wireline teams working in parallel on the Tyra West B and C platforms with the unplugging of wells.
All leak testing will be completed ahead of first gas export to support efficient ramp-up and a reduced ramp-up time. The key focus before the first gas export remains to ensure that the safety and emergency systems are fully functional, the company said.
Once fully operational, Tyra natural gas field will deliver 2.8 billion cu m/year to Denmark and Europe through export pipelines to Nybro and Den Helder. Redevelopment of Tyra field includes three main elements: decommissioning and recycling of old platforms; recycling and extending the current platform legs on six of the platforms, which will have new topsides; a new process module and a new accommodation platform (OGJ Online, July 6, 2023).
TotalEnergies is operator of Tyra field on behalf of DUC – a partnership of TotalEnergies (43.2%), BlueNord ASA (36.8%), and Nordsøfonden (20%).