GIMLE

Discovery year
2004
Wellbore
Status
Producing
Business unit

Operator:

Equinor Energy AS

Area:

North Sea

Production start:

19.05.2006

Historical investments per 31.12.2018:

1 713 MILL NOK (nominal)

Future investments from 2019:

22 MILL NOK (real 2019 NOK)

PRODUCTION FROM THE FIELD

Source: The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate

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Development

Gimle is a field in the northern part of the North Sea, just northeast of the Gullfaks field. The water depth is 220 metres. Gimle was discovered in 2004, and was granted exemption from the plan for development and operation (PDO) requirement in 2006. The field is developed with three production wells and one water injection well drilled from the Gullfaks C facility. Production started in 2006.

Reservoir

Gimle produces oil from sandstone of Middle Jurassic age in the Brent Group. The main reservoir is in a downfaulted structure northeast of the Gullfaks field at a depth of 2,900 metres. Reservoir quality is generally good. There is also oil in sandstone of Late Triassic and Early Jurassic age.

Recovery

The field is produced by partial pressure support from water injection. Injection is temporarily stopped due to production shut down.

Transport

The production from Gimle is processed on the Gullfaks C facility and transported together with oil and gas from the Gullfaks field.

Status

Gimle is temporarily shut down due to low reservoir pressure. Drilling of a new production well from Gullfaks C is being evaluated to recover the remaining resources in Gimle.

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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