Vega provides increased production
The Vega field has three seabed templates, sending gas and condensate to the Gjøa platform.
“The Vega field is a new and exciting production area for Statoil, and constitutes an excellent addition to our production," says Øystein Michelsen, executive vice president of Exploration and Production Norway.
Øystein Michelsen, executive vice president of Exploration and Production Norway.
(Photo: Trond Isaksen)
The Vega field has been developed with three seabed templates, sending gas and condensate to the Gjøa platform, which also recently came online.
At production, the Vega field will deliver seven million cubic metres of gas and 3,900 cubic metres of condensate daily.
The project has been completed according to plan, on time and budget. The Vega field cost NOK 7.6 billion to develop.
" I am very pleased that we have completed the project as planned. This is a challenging field," says Michelsen.
The reservoirs in the Vega field have fairly high pressure and temperature.
"The Vega field is what we call a technology-qualifying field. We have carried out 39 technology qualifications. This means that the equipment has been tested and designed to be used in new areas. This was done simultaneously with the development," says Vega project coordinator, Helge Hagen.
The Vega field consists of two licenses, Vega and Vega South. Statoil has substantial ownership interests in both licenses.
At the time of start-up, four wells are online, the final two will come online in April.
Almost the entire development has been carried out by Norwegian companies.
During the construction, Statoil has a good cooperation with Fjord Base in Florø, which has been the storage location for materials for the operations on the seabed. In the future, Statoil will purchase base services here.
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