Tampen Hywind is the first ever attempt at supplying platforms with power from floating offshore wind.
The wind farm will consist of 11 wind turbines. The 8 MW turbines will have a total capacity of 88 MW and meet about 35 per cent of the annual power demand of the five platforms Snorre A and B and Gullfaks A, B and C.
By reducing the use of gas turbines on the fields, the project will help reduce CO2 emissions by more than 200 000 tonnes per year, corresponding to annual emissions from 100 000 private cars. The Hywind project will help bring floating offshore wind technology an important step forward.
Snorre Expansion Project (SEP)
The Snorre Expansion Project (SEP) represents significant investments in the Snorre field and comprises six new subsea templates which will be tied back to Snorre A.
The project’s investment decision was approved in late 2017 and PDO approval was in 2018 together with lifetime extension for the Snorre A and Snorre B platforms.
A milestone in the project was reached in December 2020 when the first wells were put on production.
Current forecasting reflects production from the Snorre field until 2040 and an added 200 million barrels of oil to the field reserves.
The Duva field (formerly Cara) was sanctioned in March 2019 and approved by the authorities in June.
The Duva development comprises a subsea tie-back to the nearby Gjøa platform. Fabrication of equipment and drilling of production wells has started, and the first equipment is already installed. The Duva field is expected to start production in the third quarter of 2021.
Fram Echino Sør
The Echino S prospect was drilled in 2019 and a discovery was made, actually the third largest discovery on the NCS that year.
Idemitsu has worked with the Echino S prospect maturation for several years and promoted the prospect for drilling to the operator and license partners. The discovery is located in the PL 090 license close to existing Fram and Troll infrastructure. Echino S is expected to be developed with cost effective subsea tie-back solutions to existing infrastructure.
The Dugong discovery was one of the largest discoveries on the NCS in 2020. It is located in PL 882, 158 kilometres west of Florø.
The license was awarded in Awards in Predefined Areas (APA) in 2017, and the first exploration well was successfully drilled in the Dugong Main structure summer 2020. An appraisal well was drilled in Q1 2021.
The field is located close to existing infrastructure and development solutions are under consideration.
Wisting was discovered in 2012 in the Hoop area, one of the most promising areas of the northern Barents Sea.
The discovery was made in PL 537 in a shallow reservoir. Studies are ongoing, and the partners are assessing a floating production unit based on a circular FPSO as the most likely development solution. Low carbon emissions by power from shore and low manning solutions are studied to achieve high HSE standards.