Byrding is an oil and gas field north of the Troll field in the North Sea. Project costs are around NOK1 billion ($126 million), less than one-third of the original estimate.
Development involved drilling a 7-km (4.3-mi) dual-branch multilateral well from the Fram-H Nord subsea template, from where produced oil and gas flow south to the Troll C platform. After processing, the oil is routed through existing pipelines to Mongstad and the gas via Troll A to Kollsnes.
Statoil, which increased its stake in the field to 70% last October on acquiring Wintershall’s 25% share, estimates recoverable reserves at 11 MMboe.
Other partners are Engie E&P Norge and Idemitsu Petroleum Norge.