Norway Approves Tordis Extension

September 12, 2019

(Photo: Marit Hommedal / Equinor)
(Photo: Marit Hommedal / Equinor)

Norwegian authorities have given consent to operator Equinor to extend production from the Tordis field in the North Sea.

Equinor, which had applied for consent to extend the operating life of the facilities on the Tordis field, is now approved to use of the facilities through 2036, the Petroleum Safety Authority said. Consent for operation of the Tordis field had been slated to expire at the end of 2019.

Tordis is located in the Tampen area in the northern part of the Norwegian North Sea, between the Statfjord and Gullfaks fields. Water depth in the area is 150-220 meters.

Tordis was discovered in 1987, and the plan for development and operation (PDO) was approved in 1991.Production began in 1994.

The field has been developed with a central subsea manifold tied-back to Gullfaks C, which also supplies water for injection. Seven single-well satellites and two subsea templates are tied-back to the manifold.

Equinor is operator with 41.5% ownership in the field. Its partners in the file dare Petoro (30%), ExxonMobil (16.1%), Idemitsu Petroleum (9.6%) and DEA (2.8%).



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