Statoil targets mid-year restart for Njord offshore Norway

This summer Statoil expects to complete reinforcement of the deck of the Njord A semisubmersible platform in the Norwegian Sea.

Feb 6th, 2014

Offshore staff

ABERDEEN, UK -- This summer Statoil expects to complete reinforcement of the deck of the Njord A semisubmersible platform in the Norwegian Sea.

Production and drilling operations on the Njord field and the satellite Hyme field were suspended last year following concerns over thedeck’s structural integrity.

Once complete,production will re-start from both fields.  But due to continued weight restrictions, Njord A will remain without a drilling facility unless further strengthening is done.

Partner Faroe Petroleum says a further 170 MMboe of resources could be developed in the Njord area, via a combination of production from the field’s existing wells, further in-fill drilling on Njord, and development of the North West Flank rich gas and condensate accumulations and the recentSnilehorn oil discovery.

At theBrage field in the Norwegian North Sea (Faroe 14.26%), Wintershall succeeded Statoil as operator last October, and is currently assessing infill drilling targets. Two new production wells are under way and should come onstream this spring and fall.

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