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Goliat

The Goliat field is located in PL 229 in the Barents Sea – the very first producing oil field in the northernmost area on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS).

Goliat was discovered in 2000 and Plan for development and operation (PDO) was approved in 2009. The field is developed with a fully winterized floating production unit including subsea systems, and production start-up took place in March 2016.

Vår Energi is operator with 65 percent ownership interests, while Equinor is partner with 35 percent ownership interests.

 

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Marulk

The Marulk field is located in PL 122 in the Norwegian Sea. Marulk is a subsea gas field located 25 kilometres southwest of the Norne field.

Marulk was discovered in 1992 and Plan for development and operation (PDO) was approved in 2010. The field has a subsea template tied into the Norne installation (FPSO), with production start-up in 2012. Vår Energi is operator of the Marulk field with 20 percent ownership interests, while Equinor (50 percent) and Ineos (30 percent) are partners.


Balder

The Balder field is located in PL 001 on the Utsira High in the North Sea – the very first license awarded on the shelf with first exploration drilling and first oil discovery offshore Norway.

The Balder field is developed with a floating production, storage, and offloading vessel (FPSO) and several subsea production systems. Production commenced in 1999, and Balder exports gas to Statpipe via the production vessel Jotun A.

The plan is to extend production in the area towards 2045, and a field lifetime extension program is progressing for the Balder FPSO (2030), including new seismic surveys and drilling programs. More information about the Balder X Project available in the Development section.

Vår Energi is operator of the Balder field with 100 percent ownership.

Balder

Ringhorne and Ringhorne East

The Ringhorne field is located in PL 027 and 169 E in the North Sea, about 9 kilometres northeast of the Balder FPSO.

The field is developed with a platform with initial processing and water injection capabilities. Production of oil and gas is routed to the Balder and Jotun installations for final processing, storage and export. Production at Ringhorne commenced in 2003. Ringhorne East is developed with four wells from the Ringhorne platform with production start-up in 2006. A new drilling campaign from the Ringhorne platform is currently being progressed, targeting drilling start-up in 2019.

Vår Energi is operator of Ringhorne (100 percent) and Ringhorne East (77.4 percent). The other Ringhorne East partners are Equinor (14.8 percent) and Faroe Petroleum (7.8 percent).


Jotun

The Jotun field in PL 027 B is located in the North Sea, 200 kilometres west of Stavanger.

The field was developed with two installations; a production vessel (Jotun A) and a wellhead platform (Jotun B). Production at Jotun was permanently shut down in December 2016. Decommissioning activities on the Jotun B installation were initiated in 2015 and will proceed until 2020.

The Jotun A facility provides spare production capacity. In order to utilize this capacity, Balder and Ringhorne are connected to Jotun A via a gas pipeline, allowing parts of the Balder and Ringhorne volumes to produce via the Jotun FPSO. The plan is to extend production in the Balder and Ringhorne area towards 2045, and the Jotun FPSO will be relocated and life extended. More information about the Balder X Project is available in the Development section.

Vår Energi is operator of the Jotun field with 100 percent ownership.