Lundin contracts TechnipFMC for North Sea Grieg area subsea tiebacks
Lundin Norway has awarded TechnipFMC an integrated engineering, procurement, construction, and installation contract for the Luno II and Rolvsnes subsea development in the Norwegian North Sea.
PARIS – Lundin Norway has awarded TechnipFMC an integrated engineering, procurement, construction, and installation (iEPCI) contract for the Luno II and Rolvsnes subsea development in the Norwegian North Sea.
The scope covers delivery and installation of equipment including umbilicals, rigid flowlines, flexible jumpers, and subsea production systems in 110 m (361 ft) of water for tieback to the Edvard Grieg platform.
Arnaud Piéton, president Subsea at TechnipFMC, said: “Our strong value proposition builds on early involvement and integrated solutions. By simplifying subsea field architecture, we help our clients improve their project economics.”
Lundin’sLuno II appraisal well in license PL359 on the Utsira High, completed last March, intersected a gross oil column of 22 m (72 ft) in Triassic sandstones with good-quality reservoir quality. The result led the company to increase the estimated resource range for the discovery to 40-100 MMboe.
It expects to sanction Phase 1 of the Luno II development project and submit the plan for development and operation during the current quarter.
Appraisal drilling and production testing on the Rolvsnes basement oil discovery in PL338C finished last August, with the horizontal well confirming strong productivity from fractured and weathered basement reservoirs. The constrained production rate was 7,000 b/d.
Lundin now assesses the resource in the range of 14-78 MMboe, up from the previous 3-16 MMboe.
However, it is seeking clarity over the long-term production behavior from the reservoir needs so an extended well test will likely follow (via a subsea tieback of the suspended appraisal well to the Edvard Grieg platform), implemented in parallel with the Luno II development.