Statoil has submitted plans for its proposed Tyrihans field in the Norwegian Sea to Norway's parliament (Storting). The project embraces Tyrihans South, an oil field with a gas cap, and Tyrihans North, a gas-condensate field with a thin oil zone. These will be developed with 12 wells gathered by five seabed templates, and tied back to the Kristin field, 40-km to the north-west.
The two fields' wellstream will head through a 43-km pipeline to the Kristin semisubmersible platform for separation and subsequent export of rich gas through the Aasgard Transport system to Kaarsto, north of Stavanger. Liquids will be combined with output from Kristin, post-stabilization, and piped to the Aasgard C storage ship for offloading to shuttle tankers. The new development should come onstream in 2009, coinciding with the emergence of spare processing capacity on Kristin.