FRAM

Discovery year
1990
Wellbore
Status
Producing
Licence

Operator:

Equinor Energy AS

Area:

North Sea

Production start:

02.10.2003

Historical investments per 31.12.2017:

11 692 MILL NOK (nominal)

Future investments from 2018:

2 454 MILL NOK (real 2018 NOK)

PRODUCTION FROM THE FIELD

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Development

Fram is a field in the northern part of the North Sea, 20 kilometres north of the Troll field. The water depth in the area is 350 metres. Fram was discovered in 1990 and comprises two deposits, Fram Vest and Fram Øst. The plan for development and operation (PDO) for Fram Vest was approved in 2001, and production started in 2003. The PDO for Fram Øst was approved in 2005, and production started in 2006. Both deposits are developed by two subsea templates tied-back to the Troll C facility. A PDO exemption for Fram C-Øst was approved in 2016; the development included a long oil producer drilled from the B2-template on Fram Øst. Another PDO exemption was granted in 2018 for two wells in the Fram-Øst Brent reservoir to be drilled from the existing template on Fram Øst.

Reservoir

Fram produces oil and gas, partly from sandstone of Middle Jurassic age in the Brent Group, and partly from sandstone in a marine fan system in the Draupne Formation and shallow marine sandstone in the Sognefjord Formation, both of Late Jurassic age. The reservoirs have a gas cap and lie in several isolated, rotated fault blocks at 2,300-2,500 metres depth. The reservoir in the Fram Vest deposit is complex. The reservoirs in the Fram Øst deposit are generally of good quality.

Recovery

The Fram Øst deposit in the Sognefjord Formation is produced by injection of produced water as pressure support, in addition to natural aquifer drive. The Brent reservoirs in the Fram Øst deposit are produced by pressure support from natural aquifer drive. Gas lift is used in the wells. Oil production from Fram is balanced in proportion to gas processing capacity at the Troll C facility. Gas export from Fram started in 2007. The gas blow-down phase, production of the gas cap, has started at Fram Vest.

Transport

The well stream is transported by pipeline to the Troll C facility for processing. The oil is transported further by the Troll Oil Pipeline II to the Mongstad terminal, and the gas is exported via the Troll A facility to the Kollsnes terminal.

Status

The Fram field is producing according to plan. Production from Fram can increase when a new gas module becomes available on Troll C in 2019.

ACCRUED INVESTMENTS IN NOMINAL NOK

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NPD's CURRENT RESOURCE ESTIMATES

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