ÆRFUGL

Discovery year
2000
Wellbore
Status
Producing
Business unit

Operator:

Aker BP ASA

Area:

Norwegian Sea

Production start:

18.04.2020

Historical investments per 31.12.2019:

1 162 MILL NOK (nominal)

Future investments from 2020:

0 MILL NOK (real 2020 NOK)

PRODUCTION FROM THE FIELD

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Development

Ærfugl is a field in the northern part of the Norwegian Sea, just west of the Skarv field. The water depth is 350-450 metres. Ærfugl was discovered in 2000, and the plan for development and operation (PDO) was approved in 2018. The development is planned to be completed in two phases, and includes a total of six new production wells in addition to the existing well, previously used for test production of the Ærfugl discovery. Ærfugl is tied to the Skarv production, storage and offloading vessel (FPSO).

Reservoir

The reservoirs contain gas and condensate in sandstone of Cretaceous age in the Lysing Formation. They have good properties and lie at a depth of 2800 metres.

Recovery strategy

The field is produced by depletion.

Transport

The well stream is transported to the Skarv FPSO for processing. The oil is offloaded to shuttle tankers, while the gas is transported to the Kårstø terminal in an 80-kilometre pipeline connected to the Åsgard Transport System (ÅTS).

Status

The field is under development. Test production has been ongoing since 2013. Production from the first of three wells in the second development phase was accelerated and started in April 2020. Production from the three wells in the first development phase started in November 2020. Production from the two remaining wells in the second phase is planned to start in late 2021. The northernmost of these production wells will produce the Ærfugl Nord field.

ACCRUED INVESTMENTS IN NOMINAL NOK

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NPD's CURRENT RESOURCE ESTIMATES

All numbers in mill. Sm3 o.e.

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DISCOVERIES INCLUDED IN THE FIELD

DISCOVERY
6507/5-3 Ærfugl

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