ALVHEIM

Discovery year
1974
Wellbore
Status
Producing
Licence

Operator:

Aker BP ASA

Area:

North sea

Production start:

08.06.2008

Historical investments per 31.12.2017:

24 886 MILL NOK (nominal)

Future investments from 2018:

1 513 MILL NOK (real 2018 NOK)

PRODUCTION FROM THE FIELD

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Development

Alvheim is a field in the central part of the North Sea, ten kilometres west of the Heimdal field and near the border to the UK sector. The field includes the six discoveries 24/6-2 (Kameleon), 24/6-4 (Boa), 25/4-7 (Kneler), 25/4-10 S (Viper), 25/7-5 (Kobra) and 25/4-3 (Gekko). Boa lies partly in the UK sector. The water depth in the area is 120-130 metres. Alvheim was discovered in 1998, and the plan for development and operation (PDO) was approved in 2004. The field is developed with subsea wells tied to a production, storage and offloading vessel, Alvheim FPSO. Production started in 2008. The Vilje, Volund and Bøyla fields are tied-back to Alvheim. The Skogul discovery will be developed as a tie-back to the Alvheim FPSO via the Vilje field.

Reservoir

Alvheim produces oil and gas from Paleocene sandstone in the Hermod and Heimdal Formations. The reservoirs are in submarine fan deposits and lie mostly at depths of 2,100 to 2,200 metres. The reservoir quality is good.

Recovery

The field is produced by natural water drive from an underlying aquifer.

Transport

The oil is stabilised and stored on the Alvheim FPSO before it is exported by tankers. Processed rich gas is transported by pipeline from Alvheim to the Scottish Area Gas Evacuation (SAGE) pipeline on the UK continental shelf.

Status

Due to greater in-place volumes and longer infill wells, Alvheim has seen a significant increase in the estimated recoverable volumes of oil and gas since the PDO. The capacity of the Alvheim gas compressor is limited due to further development of the Boa deposit. Measures including reducing gas lift and choking back or shutting in of wells were taken to maximise the overall production. Alvheim production has been better than anticipated. The PDO for the tie-back of Skogul to Alvheim was approved by the authorities in 2018. Alvheim is a potential hub for future discoveries in the area.

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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