Lundin Petroleum AB (Lundin Petroleum) has commenced drilling of the first development well on the Brynhild field in PL148, located in the Norwegian North Sea.
Brynhild field is adjacent to the Norway-United Kingdom border, about 210 km from the Norwegian mainland. The development of Brynhild involves the drilling of four development wells with a subsea tie-back to the Haewene Brim FPSO located at the Shell Pierce development in the United Kingdom sector of the North Sea, 38 km south of the field.
The estimated gross reserves are approximately 23 MMboe with gross peak production of approximately 12,000 boe/d. The hydrocarbons will be processed at the Haewene Brim FPSO before being offloaded for further transportation.
The wells will be drilled using the jackup rig Maersk Guardian and drilling operations are expected to continue until 2Q 2014. The template with the manifold and the 38 km production pipeline have successfully been installed, and topside modification work on the Haewene Brim FPSO is scheduled to commence in July. First production from the Brynhild field is expected in Q4 2013.
In May, the company completed drilling on wildcat well 7/4-3, 24 km north of the Brynhild field in the southern part of the North Sea—but plugged and abandoned the well as a dry hole.
Lundin Petroleum is the operator of Brynhhild field with a 90% working interest. Talisman Energy Norge is the partner with 10% interest.