Drilling

Lundin Norway has completed installation of topside modules in the Edvard Grieg field off the Norwegian coast.

As part of the Edvard Grieg project, Lundin Norway lifted four modules onto the pre-installed jacket.

Modules comprise the main deck frame, the utility and living quarters, the processing module, as well as the flare boom weighing 22,000t.

Heerema’s heavy-lift vessel Thialf was used to perform the lift operation.

Lundin began the final offshore hook-up and commissioning of the modules, with production expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2015.

The company said that two of the production wells have been drilled and are ready to be tied-in to the platform.

Edvard Grieg oil field is located in block 16/1 in production licence PL338, 45km south of the Grane and Balder fields, 180km west of Stavanger.

The field contains under-saturated oil without a gas cap and its gross 2P reserves are estimated at 186 million of barrels of oil equivalents.

As the operator, Lundin Norway has a 50% working interest in PL338.

Other partners in the licence are Wintershall Norway with 15%, OMV Norway with 20%, and Statoil holding 15%.


Image: Lundin’s Norway drilling operations, North Sea. Photo: courtesy of Lundin Petroleum.