The field started producing in August 2003 and has been developed with two subsea templates, connected to the Åsgard B platform by a production flowline via Midgard. Since 2015, Mikkel’s production has been boosted by the Åsgard subsea compression system.
Aker Solutions and its partners are developing the next generation of subsea compressors, which should be operational at the field complex in 2025. Equinor expects the project to deliver added production of more than 300 MMboe.
Mikkel’s wells produce condensate and gas; the latter’s low CO2 content helps dilute the much higher CO2 content in gas from the main Åsgard field.
According to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate, Mikkel could remain in production through 2034, although this would require a further application for extended operation to be submitted prior to 2028.