TRONDHEIM, Norway – OKEA has approved its first operated field development offshore Norway.
The company and partners Petoro and Neptune Energy plan to tieback the Hasselmus gas discovery to the Draugen production platform in the Norwegian Sea via a single subsea well.
This will be the first tieback to the facility, originally developed and operated by Norsk Shell, adding more than 4,400 boe/d of production at peak.
Hasselmus should produce 10.6 MMboe as fuel and export gas, also allowing exports to resume of associated gas including NGL, currently injected into the Draugen reservoir.
OKEA is targeting start-up in 4Q 2023, and an estimated project cost of NOK2.4 billion ($290 million).
Hasselmus is on the western flank of the Trøndelag platform, 7 km (4.3 mi) northwest of the Draugen platform, in production license 093. Norske Shell discovered the field in 1999 via a well that encountered a 16-m (52-ft) gas column and a 6.8-m (22-ft) oil column in good-quality sands at a depth of 1,700 m (5,577 ft).