DNO Expands North Sea Portfolio with UK’s Arran Field

(Credit: DNO)
(Credit: DNO)

The Norwegian oil and gas operator DNO has entered into an agreement to acquire a 25% interest in the Arran field on the UK Continental Shelf from ONE-Dyas.

The transaction, made through DNO’s wholly-owned subsidiary DNO Exploration UK, is expected to add some four million barrels of oil equivalent net to the Norwegian company, of which 90% gas, with projected net 2024 production of 2,000-2,500 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boepd).

Arran started production in 2021 as a subsea tie-back to the Shearwater A platform, both operated by Shell U.K. Gas from Arran is exported via the Fulmar Gas line on to the St. Fergus Terminal while liquids are exported to Cruden Bay via the Forties Pipeline System.

“Arran fits neatly in our strategy of acquiring bolt-on producing assets as we develop our significant discoveries in Norway. The company expects financial synergies between Arran and DNO’s existing position in the UK,” said Chris Spencer, DNO’s Managing Director.

With the transaction, DNO continues to expand a North Sea portfolio that includes 14,200 boepd of production currently almost exclusively from fields in Norway which will grow as ongoing development projects notably Trym Restart (50% and operator), Andvare (32%) and Berling (30%) are brought onstream.

The company’s exploration program delivered four additional discoveries and two successful appraisal wells in 2023, again in Norway.

The effective date is set to January 1, 2024 and the transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2024, subject to authorities’ approval.

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