Two contractors study tieback options for Cara in the North Sea
ENGIE E&P Norge has awarded feasibility studies for the Cara project in the northern Norwegian North Sea to TechnipFMC and Aker Engineering and Technology.
STAVANGER, Norway – ENGIE E&P Norge has awarded feasibility studies for the Cara project in license PL 636 in the northern Norwegian North Sea to TechnipFMC and Aker Engineering and Technology.
The aim is to identify the challenges and opportunities at an early stage of the development, and in particular whether Cara could be tied-in to infrastructure serving the ENGIE-operated Gjøa field via subsea facilities.
Raphaël Fillon, subsurface head at ENGIE E&P Norge, said: “Cara is the second largest oil and gas discovery made on the Norwegian continental shelf in 2016, with an estimated volume from 40-80 MMboe. The well shows good reservoir properties and potential for higher resources.”
The contractors will perform two separate and parallel feasibility studies to identify various subsea solutions for a tie-in ofCara to the Gjøa platform. All work should be completed in June.
Recently the Cara license partners submitted theirFinal Well Report and Discovery Evaluation Report to the Norwegian authorities, allowing the initial phase of reservoir modeling and development solutions (Gate 1) to proceed.