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Statoil completed feasibility study on Skrugard and Havis in Barents Sea

Statoil prepares High North oil exploration in Norway 

2B1st_Project_Smart_Explorer_Sales_Pursuit_ToolIn February 2013, Statoil and its partners, Eni from Italy and Petoro from Norway, presented the conclusions of their feasibility study for the development of the Skrugard and Havis offshore oil fields in the Norwegian territorial waters of the Barents Sea

The selected concept depends of course on the characteristics of the Skrugard and Havis reservoirs, but it also integrates Statoil vision to develop the untapped reserves of this unexplored region utmost north of Norway.

Statoil_Skrugard-and-Havis_Project_MapThe last requirements considered on this concept and not the least in term of importance is to optimize the value of such exploration and production campaign in respect with the local economy of the northern Norway territories funded on the fishing industry.

For all these reasons the feasibility study has been driven in the way to minimize operations and risks offshore.

Skrugard was discovered in April 2011 and Havis followed in January 2012.

Both fields are distant of 7 kilometers from each other and are located 100 kilometers north of Snohvit and 240 kilometers from Melkoya on the north coast of Norway.

Lying by 360 to 390 meters of water depth, Skrugard and Havis are estimated to hold 400 to 600 million barrels of crude oil.

This amount should be revised upward on the future as the exploration is far from completed.

Statoil is already planning nine additional exploratory wells in the High North, including four around Skrugard, on the next two years

In Skrugard and Havis, Statoil and its partners share the working interests so that:

 Statoil 50% is the operator

 – Eni 30%

 – Petoro 20%

Statoil and its partners estimated the total expenditure to develop Skrugard and Havis oil fields to $14 billion.

Statoil selected concept for Skrugard and Havis project

From the decided feasibility study, the Skrugard and Havis project should include:

Statoil_Skrugard_Offshore_Semi-submersible_Production_Unit_Concept – Offshore floating production unit

 – Export pipeline to shore

 – Onshore terminal

The offshore floating production unit should be provided with a semi-submersible floating structure moored between the Skrugard and Havis fields.

The production system should be entirely subsea, installed on the sea bed above each field by 380 meters of water depth and tied-in the semi-submersible unit.

The subsea production system and the semi-submersible  structure should have a capacity of:

 – 200,000 barrel of oil equivalent (boe) per day

 – 10 million cubic meter of gas per day

 – 50,000 cubic meter of water per day

From the offshore production unit, the crude oil will be exported by a 280 kilometers pipeline to an oil terminal located onshore at Veidnes.

This pipeline will feed oil receiver tanks before being stored into mountains caverns and re-exported with an outlet pipeline from the oil terminal to tankers.

With this design, the produced crude oil will stand a minimum of time offshore as it will be exported immediately after treatment to the onshore terminal.

Statoil_Skrugard_Onshore_Oil_Terminal_VeidnesThe semi-submersible platform will have no other storage facilities than the minimum required by the process so that any spill should have limited consequences on the environment and the local fishing industry.

With this design, Statoil and its partners will have the infrastructures in place for further exploration and production in the region.

Located at the frontier of the Arctic circle, the future exploration will move step by step in respect with the local acceptance of the oil and gas industry in this sensitive and environment oriented region.

Since the feasibility study is completed, Statoil and its partners, Eni and Petoro, are planning to move into front end engineering and design (FEED) in 2013 in order to submit the Plan for Development and Operation (PDO) to the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy in 2014, to award the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract in the same time so that commercial operations could start in Skrugard and Havis in 2018.

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