VARG

Discovery year
1984
Wellbore
Status
Shut down
Licence

Operator:

Chrysaor Norge AS

Area:

North Sea

Production start:

22.12.1998

Historical investments per 31.12.2018:

8 923 MILL NOK (nominal)

PRODUCTION FROM THE FIELD

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Development

Varg is a field in the central part of the North Sea, south of the Sleipner Øst field. The water depth is 85 metres. Varg was discovered in 1984, and the plan for development and operation (PDO) was approved in 1996. The field was developed with the production vessel "Petrojarl Varg", which had integrated oil storage and was connected to the wellhead facility Varg A. Production started in 1998.

Reservoir

Varg produced oil mainly from Upper Jurassic sandstone in the Ula Formation. The reservoir is at a depth of about 2,700 metres. The structure is segmented and includes several isolated compartments with varying reservoir properties.

Recovery

The field was produced with pressure maintenance using water and gas injection. The smaller structures were produced by pressure depletion. All wells were produced with gas lift.

Transport

Oil was off-loaded from the production vessel onto tankers. All gas was reinjected until gas export started in 2014. A pipeline was installed between the Varg and Rev fields to export the gas to the UK via the Central Area Transmission System (CATS).

Status

The decommissioning plan for Varg was approved in 2001. The plan then was to produce until summer 2002, but measures implemented on the field prolonged its lifetime. A new decommissioning plan was submitted in 2015. The field was shut down in 2016 and the production vessel was removed. According to the formal disposal resolution, decommissioning must be completed by the end of 2021.

ACCRUED INVESTMENTS IN NOMINAL NOK

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NPD's CURRENT RESOURCE ESTIMATES

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