VILJE

Discovery year
2003
Wellbore
Status
Producing
Licence

Operator:

Aker BP ASA

Area:

North sea

Production start:

01.08.2008

Historical investments per 31.12.2017:

3 046 MILL NOK (nominal)

Future investments from 2018:

18 MILL NOK (real 2018 NOK)

PRODUCTION FROM THE FIELD

Source: The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate

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Development

Vilje is a field located in the central part of the North Sea, 20 kilometres northeast of the Alvheim field. The water depth in the area is 120 metres. Vilje was discovered in 2003, and the plan for development for operation (PDO) was approved in 2005. The field is developed with three horizontal subsea wells tied-back to the Alvheim production, storage and offloading vessel (FPSO). Production started in 2008.

Reservoir

Vilje produces oil from turbidite sandstone of Paleocene age in the Heimdal Formation. The reservoir has good properties and lies in a fan system at a depth of 2,150 metres.

Recovery

The field is produced by natural water drive from the regional underlying Heimdal aquifer.

Transport

The well stream is routed by pipeline to the Alvheim FPSO, where the oil is buoy-loaded to tankers. The gas is transported by pipeline from Alvheim to the Scottish Area Gas Evacuation (SAGE) pipeline on the UK continental shelf.

Status

Vilje continues to produce as expected. The field is producing from two main wells, Vilje 1 and Vilje 2. One of the two branches in Vilje 2 has watered out. The Vilje 3 well will be opened on a cyclic basis and will contribute minimally to the overall production. The current recovery estimates are significantly higher than the original estimates. The Skogul discovery is planned to be tied-back to the Alvheim FPSO via the Vilje template, and planned start of production is early 2020.

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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NPD's CURRENT RESOURCE ESTIMATES – All numbers in mill. Sm3 o.e.
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DISCOVERIES INCLUDED IN THE FIELD

DISCOVERY
25/4-9 S Vilje

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