Total tees up Heimdal tieback

Total E&P Norge has submitted a plan for development and operation of the Atla gas/condensate field in the central Norwegian North Sea.

Offshore staff

TRONDHEIM, Norway -- Total E&P Norge has submitted a plan for development and operation of the Atla gas/condensate field in the central Norwegian North Sea.

According to partner Det norske oljeselskap, gas/condensate was proven in the Brent formation, and then followed by comprehensive tests and sampling.

Atla (ex-David) was discovered last October in license PL 102. Under the plan, the exploration well will be converted for use as a production well, connected via a subsea installation to an existing pipeline between the Heimdal complex , 20 km (12.4 mi) to the southwest) and the Total-operated Skirne field.

Total investments will be around $258 million. Recoverable reserves are estimated at 12 MMboe.

This will be the first development project Det norske has participated in. The other licensees are Petoro and Centrica Resources (Norge).

07/08/2011

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