SANDNES, Norway — In its latest results statement, Vår Energi has issued an update on engineering operations at its fields offshore Norway.
At the Åsgard area in the Norwegian Sea, operated by Equinor, production was lower due to a planned upgrade of the gas dehydration system, combined with well cycling on the Trestakk and Morvin satellites to improve reservoir pressure.
In the Tampen area of the North Sea (also operated by Equinor), uptime improved following completion of a turnaround this spring on the Statfjord B platform. But downtime on the Snorre water-alternating-gas injection system reduced production from that field, although the system is now fully operational.
During the third quarter, Vår completed a two-week turnaround on the Balder/Ringhorne facilities. However, production so far this year has fallen below expectations due to drilling and well performance issues at Ringhorne, combined with technical challenges at Balder.
At the Goliat Field in the Barents Sea, while uptime has improved, there have been integrity issues with certain wells, which had to be shut in to ensure safe operations. The company and its partners are looking at potential long-term solutions.
Finally, a compressor failure on the Sleipner B Field in the North Sea continued to impact production during the quarter.