OSLO, Norway – Equinor has received approval from Norway’s Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) to use the Askeladd Phase 1 subsea facilities in the Barents Sea, which are connected to the Snøhvit gas-condensate field infrastructure.
The consent applies to subsea equipment, pipelines, control cables and associated modifications at the Hammerfest LNG complex.
Phase 1 of Askeladd involves a single-well template in the northern section of Snøhvit and one in the southern part, with a total of three production wells.
In addition, Equinor has the go-ahead to use the semisubmersible West Hercules for an exploratory well on Askeladd.
Aker BP has the PSA’s permission to use the K-1H, L-1H and M-1AH production wells at the Ærfugl field development in the northern Norwegian Sea. The consent covers operation and maintenance and all associated activities.
Ærfugl is connected to the Skarv field FPSO, in a water depth of 350-450 m (1,148-1,476 ft). Production started earlier this year.