KVITEBJØRN

Discovery year
1994
Wellbore
Status
Producing
Licence

Operator:

Equinor Energy AS

Area:

North Sea

Production start:

26.09.2004

Historical investments per 31.12.2018:

21 213 MILL NOK (nominal)

Future investments from 2019:

2 262 MILL NOK (real 2019 NOK)

PRODUCTION FROM THE FIELD

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Status

Drilling on Kvitebjørn is challenging because of low reservoir pressure. New drilling targets are time-critical. Evaluation of new technical concepts for drilling wells with high differential pressures will be a focus area. Work is ongoing to mature new drillings targets.

Development

Kvitebjørn is a field in the Tampen area in the northern part of the North Sea, 15 kilometres southeast of the Gullfaks field. The water depth is 190 metres. Kvitebjørn was discovered in 1994, and the plan for development and operations (PDO) was approved in 2000. The field is developed with an integrated accommodation, drilling and processing facility with a steel jacket. Production started in 2004. An amended PDO including several deposits and prospects was approved in 2006.

Reservoir

Kvitebjørn produces gas and condensate from Middle Jurassic sandstone in the Brent Group. Secondary reservoirs are in the Lower Jurassic Cook Formation and Upper Triassic Statfjord Group. The reservoirs lie at a depth of 4,000 metres and initially had high pressure and high temperature (HPHT). The reservoir quality is good.

Recovery

The field is produced by pressure depletion. Gas pre-compression started in 2014 and has increased the gas recovery from the field.

Transport

Rich gas is transported through the Kvitebjørn Gas Pipeline to the Kollsnes terminal, while condensate is transported in a pipeline tied to the Troll Oil Pipeline II and further to the Mongstad terminal.

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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