Increased production from the Fram field

11. februar 2020

A new gas module that was recently put on stream on the Troll C platform will accelerate and boost production from Fram field by substantial profitable volumes.

Fram field is an oil and gas field in the northern part of the North Sea, some 20 kilometres north of Troll. The water depth in the area is approximately 350 metres.

The field includes several reservoirs and is developed with Fram West and Fram East both with two 4 slots templates each. Both are developed by two subsea templates tied back to Troll C.

The Fram well stream is transported by pipeline to Troll C for processing, and the oil is piped from there through the Troll II pipeline to Mongstad. The gas is exported through Troll A to Kollsnes.

In 2017, the Fram partners decided to invest about NOK 1.2 billion in a new gas module on Troll C, boosting the Fram gas processing capacity by 3.5 million standard cubic metres per day.  

 “The gas module accelerates gas production and capacity in the Fram licence for existing and new wells. The decision to develop the F-Øst and C-Vest discoveries that started production in 2019 is an example of adding short term value to the Fram license that would not have been possible without the gas module in place”, says Hiroshi Arikawa, Managing Director of Idemitsu Petroleum Norge.

 At the same time the gas module allows for new discoveries to be tied into Troll C in a timely manner and makes it attractive to continue exploration activity in the Fram license.

 “We were very pleased when we made the Echino South discovery last year, one of the largest discoveries on the Norwegian Continental Shelf in 2019. Idemitsu will continue to work actively to mature additional prospects in the license and several prospects are considered for drilling in the years to come”, says Mr Arikawa.

Licensees: Equinor Energy AS (45 %), Vår Energi AS (25 %), Neptune Energy Norge AS (15 %), Idemitsu Petroleum Norge AS (15 %).