VOLUND

Discovery year
1994
Wellbore
Status
Producing
Licence

Operator:

Aker BP ASA

Area:

North sea

Production start:

10.09.2009

Historical investments per 31.12.2017:

5 315 MILL NOK (nominal)

Future investments from 2018:

325 MILL NOK (real 2018 NOK)

PRODUCTION FROM THE FIELD

Source: The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate

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PRODUCTION FROM THE FIELD

Development

Volund is a field in the central part of the North Sea, 10 kilometres south of the Alvheim field. The water depth in the area is 120-130 metres. Volund was discovered in 1994, and the plan for development and operation (PDO) was approved in 2007. The field was developed with a subsea template including four horizontal subsea production wells and one injection well tied to the Alvheim production, storage and offloading vessel (FPSO). Production started in 2009. An additional subsea template was installed later.

Reservoir

Volund produces oil from Paleocene sandstone in the Hermod Formation. The deposit is a unique injectite trap. The sand was remobilised in the early Eocene and injected into the overlying Balder Formation. The reservoir lies at a depth of 2,000 metres and has excellent quality.

Recovery

The field is produced with significant pressure support from the aquifer and with injection of produced water delivered from the Alvheim FPSO.

Transport

The well stream is routed by pipeline to the Alvheim FPSO. The oil is buoy-loaded to tankers, and the associated gas is transported to the Scottish Area Gas Evacuation (SAGE) pipeline system and further to St Fergus in the UK.

Status

In 2017, two additional wells, including one trilateral well, started production. This resulted in significantly increased production from the field.

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
24/9-5 Volund

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