VESLEFRIKK

Discovery year
1981
Wellbore
Status
Producing
Licence

Operator:

Equinor Energy AS

Area:

North Sea

Production start:

26.12.1989

Historical investments per 31.12.2017:

19 476 MILL NOK (nominal)

Future investments from 2018:

606 MILL NOK (real 2018 NOK)

PRODUCTION FROM THE FIELD

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Development

Veslefrikk is a field located in the northern part of the North Sea, 30 kilometres north of the Oseberg field. The water depth is 185 metres. Veslefrikk was discovered in 1981, and the plan for development and operation (PDO) was approved in 1987. The field is developed with two facilities, Veslefrikk A and Veslefrikk B. Veslefrikk A is a fixed steel wellhead facility with bridge connection to Veslefrikk B. Veslefrikk B is a semi-submersible facility for processing and accommodation. Production started in 1989. Several PDOs were approved in 1994: for the Statfjord reservoir and for the reservoirs in the Upper Brent and I-segment.

Reservoir

Veslefrikk produces oil and some gas from Jurassic sandstone in the Statfjord, Dunlin and Brent Groups. The main reservoir is in the Brent Group and contained originally about 80 per cent of the reserves. The reservoir depths are between 2,800 and 3,200 metres, and the quality varies from moderate to excellent.

Recovery

Veslefrikk has produced with pressure support from water alternating gas injection (WAG) in the Brent and Dunlin reservoirs and with gas recycling in the Statfjord reservoir. Gas export from Veslefrikk has increased since 2014, and water injection is used to optimise drainage of remaining oil and gas resources.

Transport

Oil is exported via the Oseberg Transport System (OTS) to the Sture terminal. Gas is exported through the Gassled system to the terminal at Kårstø.

Status

Veslefrikk oil and gas production is maintained at a low rate. Well interventions and high production efficiency contribute to prolonged lifetime. An application for consent to extend the lifetime of the facilities beyond 2020 was submitted to the authorities. A decommissioning plan is also being prepared.

ACCRUED INVESTMENTS IN NOMINAL NOK

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