North Sea Brynhild back online after gas leak
Production has been restored at the Brynhild oil field in the Norwegian North Sea following a shutdown in mid-January, according to operator Lundin Petroleum.
STOCKHOLM, Sweden – Production has been restored at the Brynhild oil field in the Norwegian North Sea following a shutdown in mid-January, according to operator Lundin Petroleum.
Operations started on Dec. 25, 2014, via a cross-border tieback to theHaewene Brim FPSO serving Shell’s Pierce field in the UK sector.
Initial production confirmed the field was capable of producing at its anticipated plateau rate of 12,000 b/d. However, problems arose when a leak was identified in a gas injection flexible line and damage was detected to a connection point between one of the FPSO’s mooring chains and the riser buoy.
Lundin says the gas injection line has since been repaired and the process of rectifying the mooring connection point is under way.Production is expected to ramp-up to plateau over the next few weeks.
The third well of Brynhild’s four wells has been completed. The jackup Maersk Guardian has skidded to the fourth slot and will drill the final well before undertaking simultaneous completion operations.