RINGHORNE ØST

Discovery year
2003
Wellbore
Status
Producing
Business unit

Operator:

Vår Energi AS

Area:

North Sea

Production start:

19.03.2006

Historical investments per 31.12.2018:

993 MILL NOK (nominal)

Future investments from 2019:

1 352 MILL NOK (real 2019 NOK)

PRODUCTION FROM THE FIELD

Source: The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate

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Development

Ringhorne Øst is a field in the central part of the North Sea, six kilometres northeast of the Balder field. The water depth is 130 metres. Ringhorne Øst was discovered in 2003, and the plan for development and operation (PDO) was approved in 2005. The field is developed with four production wells drilled from the Ringhorne wellhead platform. Production started in 2006.

Reservoir

Ringhorne Øst produces oil with associated gas from Jurassic sandstone in the Statfjord Group. The reservoir lies at a depth of 1,940 metres and has very good quality.

Recovery

The field is produced by natural water drive from a regional aquifer to the north and east of the structure. The wells have gas lift to optimise production, and this will be expanded due to increasing water production.

Transport

Production is routed from the Ringhorne wellhead platform to the Balder production, storage and offloading vessel (FPSO) for processing, storage and export. The oil is transported by tankers. Any surplus gas is sent to the Jotun FPSO for export via Statpipe to the Kårstø terminal.

Status

The field is in the tail phase. Several new infill wells are planned to be drilled in the coming years. Ringhorne Øst will also benefit from an amended PDO for Balder and Ringhorne that was submitted in December 2019. Field lifetime will be prolonged, and production can benefit from increased capacity 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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DISCOVERIES INCLUDED IN THE FIELD

DISCOVERY
25/8-14 S

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