STOCKHOLM, Sweden — Lundin Energy has issued progress reports on its development projects offshore Norway.
In late March, a power outage at the Edvard Grieg complex in the North Sea caused damage to electrical systems in the gas export system. As a result, production had to be shut in for about a month.
Lundin took advantage of the shutdown to bring forward planned maintenance.
Last year’s infill wells on the Edvard Grieg field are performing above expectations, and a second phase of infill drilling should follow during the first half of 2023.
Recently, a new 4D seismic acquisition campaign got underway, designed to provide data for analysis of field performance and to allow for optimal placement of the future infill wells.
Development drilling has finished on the Solveig Phase 1 subsea tieback to Grieg. Lundin expects to achieve sanction for Solveig Phase 2 by year-end.
A production logging test is due to begin on the Rolvnes field this summer, another satellite development to Grieg. The Lille Prinsen discovery could also be tied back to Grieg, or alternatively to the Ivar Aasen field facilities.
At the Aker BP-operated Alvheim Area of the North Sea, the Kameleon West Infill well has come onstream. Gas and water handling debottlenecking projects should be completed during the current quarter.
Finally, field development and concept select studies are progressing on the Trell and Trine Alvheim subsea tiebacks. The plan for development and operation should be submitted by mid-2022.