TRONDHEIM, Norway – Det norske oljeselskap and its partners have started production from the Bøyla field in block 24/9 in the northern Norwegian North Sea.
The field is the fourth to be tied into theAlvheim FPSO following the Alvheim, Volund, and Vilje developments.
Total investments in Bøyla are around NOK 5 billion ($659 million). Det norske estimates recoverable reserves at 23 MMboe.
Development involved asubsea installation with two horizontal production wells and one water injector tied back to the Alvheim infrastructure via a 28-km (17.4-mi) pipeline. Processing capacity of the FPSO is around 150,000 b/d. The vessel has undergone minor modifications to receive and process volumes from Bøyla.
At peak, production from the new field is expected to exceed 20,000 boe/d, although drilling on the second production well had to be suspended late last year.
The semisubmersibleTransocean Winner will return to complete the well this spring, with startup expected by mid-year 2015.
Det norske operates in partnership with Core Energy andLundin Norway.