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Nini and Cecilie to Siri

September 8, 2002, 12:15 CEST

Two new oil fields are planned to be tied back to the Statoil operated Siri platform on the Danish continental shelf.

The partners in the Siri licence 6/95 have made an agreement with the partners in licence 16/98 and 4/95 for processing and exporting oil from the Nini and Cecilie fields on the Siri platform.

Dansk Olie og Naturgas (DONG) has submitted development plans to the Danish Energy Agency to develop the fields.

According to the plans, they will be developed with two unmanned wellhead platforms which will be tied back to the Siri platform with pipelines. The Cecilie and Nini fields lie 10 and 30 kilometres from Siri, respecitvely.

Recoverable reserves in Nini and Cecilie are estimated by the partners to total 65 million barrels of oil. Plans call for production to start in the summer of 2003.

Final sanctioning from the partners for developing the two fields is expected around 1 June once approval has been granted by the Danish authorities.