Idemitsu submits development plan for Duva

6. mars 2019

Formerly known as Cara.


Idemitsu Petroleum Norge has together with the operator Neptune Energy Norge and the other Duva partners, Pandion Energy and Wellesey Petroleum, submitted development plan for the Duva (PL 636) discovery in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea. First production from the Duva field is expected late 2020/early 2021.

The Duva field will be developed as a subsea tie-back connected to the nearby Gjøa platform, operated by Neptune Energy Norge.

Hiroshi Arikawa, Managing Director of Idemitsu Petroleum Norge, says: “This represents an important milestone for Idemitsu Petroleum Norge. With the Duva development, Idemitsu Petroleum Norge increases its daily production significantly from our production in the North Sea. The expected daily production from Duva is around 9 000 barrels (Net Production) of oil equivalents per day at maximum production. The Duva field will become an important contribution to our portfolio on the NCS”.

About the development:
Duva will be developed with a four-slot subsea template, the field will be tied back to the Gjøa platform for processing and export. The field will have three production wells, two oil producers and one gas producer with the possibility of another oil well, to be decided at a later stage.

The water depth in the area is about 360 meters. The Gjøa field has been in production since 2010, and is operated by Neptune Energy Norge.

About the Duva field (PL 636)
The Duva field is located 6 kilometers northeast of the Gjøa field (12 kilometers from the Gjøa platform). The shortest distance to shore is 35 km. The discovery was made in production license 636 in August 2016 by exploration well 36/7-4.

License partners: Neptune Energy Norge (30 % and Operator), Idemitsu Petroleum Norge AS (30 %), Pandion Energy AS (20 %) and Wellesley Petroleum AS (20 %).

For Idemitsu Kosan's press release on this matter, please click here.