The Aker BP-operated Tambar development project consists of two new infill wells and the installation of gas lift in three existing wells to increase overall field production.
The infill wells, which are being drilled by theMaersk Interceptor jackup drilling rig, will target undrained areas of the field identified in the north and south with the potential to increase 2P reserves further.
According to Faroe, the combination of the infill wells and installation of gas lift has the potential to increase Tambar production markedly and extend field life by up to 10 years, contributing to lower unit operating costs in the Ula hub area.
The gas produced by the Tambar field will be transported to and reinjected into the Ula field (Faroe 20%) as part of its ongoing water alternating gas injection scheme, which is expected to generate additional production over the life of the Ula field.
The Tambar and Tambar East unit fields are satellite fields, about 16 km (10 mi) to the southeast of the Ula field in the Norwegian North Sea.
Tambar has been developed with an unmanned wellhead platform tied back to the Ula platform, with three existing wells in the Tambar reservoir and one existing well in Tambar East. The two fields are operated as one by Aker BP with most of the developed reserves found in the Tambar field.
Graham Stewart, CEO of Faroe Petroleum, said: “…Drilling operations are now expected to continue to the end of 1Q next year, and it is hoped that the two new wells will be brought onstream before the end of April 2018…”