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Minister of Petroleum and Energy together with the Eldfisk North partnership
STRONG TEAM: From left Kristin Kragseth (Petoro), Steinar Våge (ConocoPhillips), Terje Aasland (Minister of Petroleum and Energy), Henning Eide (Totalenergies), Ørjan Jentoft (Vår Energi) and Jan-Arne Johansen (ConocoPhillips). Photo: Vår Energi ASA.

9 May 2022

Targeting additional resources in the Eldfisk field   

Vår Energi and the license partners submits Plan for Development and Operation (PDO) for the Eldfisk North project. 

The PDO was submitted to the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy at Sandefjord Conference today. VP Partner Operated Assets in Vår Energi, Ørjan Jentoft said:   

This is yet another growth story and key milestone in an important area for Vår Energi. The development of Eldfisk North is a perfect fit with our long-term growth plans in the North Sea. It is a perfect example of how we manage to utilise spare processing and transportation capacity in existing infrastructure. In addition, I’m pleased to see that the project will reduce overall greenhouse gas emissions intensity from the field and still increase resource recovery and value creation in a mature area. 

Resource potential is estimated to be in the range of 50-90 million barrels oil equivalent. The total capital investment associated with the project is estimated to be approximately NOK 10.5 billion, and first production is expected in 2024.  

Contracts awarded for the project are estimated to generate approximately 4,000-4,500 jobs. More than 80 percent of the contracts’ value for both development and operations phases will go to Norwegian businesses.  

The Eldfisk North development concept is a three-by-six slot subsea production system (SPS) with 14 wells, where nine are producers and five are water injectors. Eldfisk North will be tied back to the Eldfisk Complex in the North Sea.  

Eldfisk North greenhouse gas emissions intensity is estimated at seven kg CO2 per barrel oil equivalent. 

Vår Energi AS has a 12.388 % ownership interest in the license. ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS is the operator of the Eldfisk Field in PL 018 with a 35.112 % ownership interest, while TotalEnergies EP Norge AS (39.896 %), Equinor AS (7.604 %) and Petoro AS (5.000 %) are partners. 

About the Eldfisk Field 

  • The Eldfisk Field was discovered in 1970 and original plan for development and operation was approved in 1975.  
  • A new plan for development and operation was approved for the Eldfisk II Redevelopment Project in 2011.  
  • The Eldfisk reservoir comprise of fractured chalk containing mainly oil, similar to surrounding fields in the Greater Ekofisk Area.