DevelopmentIrpa is a field in the Vøring Basin in the Norwegian Sea, 80 kilometres west of the Aasta Hansteen field. The water depth is 1330 metres. Irpa was discovered in 2009, and the plan for development and operation (PDO) was approved in June 2023. The development concept includes a subsea template with four slots tied-back to the existing Aasta Hansteen facility.
ReservoirThe reservoir contains gas in turbiditic sandstone of Late Cretaceous age in the Springar Formation, at a depth of 3200 metres. The reservoir properties are good.
Recovery strategyThe field will be produced by pressure depletion.
TransportThe gas will be exported via Polarled to the terminal at Nyhamna. Light oil will be offloaded from Aasta Hansteen to shuttle tankers.
StatusThe field is under development. The production is planned to start in 2026.
DISCOVERIES INCLUDED IN THE FIELD
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