STAVANGER, Norway — Four of five new infill wells have been drilled at Equinor’s Statfjord Øst development in the Norwegian North Sea, according to Longboat Energy.
In July Longboat JAPEX announced a signed agreement with partner INPEX Idemitsu to acquire a 9.6% interest in PL 089, equating to a 4.8% unitized interest in the Statfjord Øst Unit and a 4.32% unitized interest in the Sygna Unit, for $12.75 million. The transaction should complete early in 2024.
All wells at the Statfjord Øst and Sygna fields should be fully onstream in January, Longboat added.
Statfjord Øst is 7 km northeast of the Statfjord Field complex in water depths of up to 190 m and produces oil and gas through two subsea production templates and one water injection template tied back to the Statfjord C platform.
In 2021 Norway’s Ministry of Petroleum and Energy approved a redevelopment involving drilling five new producers into undrained areas of the field while also adding gas-lift to raise production. The gas-lift installation has been completed.