Another North Sea field soon to be abandoned

Jette; Image: Det norske

Det norske, a Norwegian oil exploration and development company, has decided to decommission the Jette field, offshore Norway, after only three years of production. 

The Jette field is located in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea. The production from the field started on May 19, 2013, and it was the first oil produced by Det norske as the operator.

According to Upstream, the Oslo-based oil & gas news source, the production from Jette will continue until October and the plan for decommissioning has already been approved by the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate.

The field has been developed with a subsea installation tied back to ExxonMobil’s Jotun B wellhead platform. The Jotun installations consist of a floating production platform with storage and offloading facilities, Jotun A, and a wellhead platform Jotun B.

The reports of this move by the Norwegian company come only a couple of days after the oil major ExxonMobil decided to shut down Jotun field production, with plans to get rid of the field installations whereby the platform will be taken apart and the FPSO will be reused on another location.

Offshore Energy Today reached out to Det norske seeking confirmation of these reports.

Det norske spokesperson said: “Without the Jotun license sharing the OPEX cost of the Jotun installations, Jette will be cash-negative at current oil price. The shut-down of the Jette production is primarily a consequence of the decision in the Jotun License to shut down the Jotun production.”

Det norske is the operator of the field with 70% interest, while its partner Petoro has the remaining 30% interest.

Jette and Jotun are not the only North Sea fields offshore Norway announced for shutdown in 2016. Namely, Repsol confirmed on Thursday it would be closing down the Varg field as it was no longer considered profitable.

Offshore Energy Today Staff


 

The article has been updated to include a confirmation by Det norske

Share this article

Follow Offshore Energy Today

Events>

<< Jan 2017 >>
MTWTFSS
26 27 28 29 30 31 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31 1 2 3 4 5

AOG 2017

The Forum will begin directly after the SUT Subsea Controls DownUnder Conference, drawing a wider audience for our suppliers.This event…

read more >

GEO India 2017

Geo India in New Delhi is one of the largest trade fairs and conferences for Geosciences in South Asia. It wants to establish itself…

read more >

Annual Offshore Support Journal Conference, Awards & Exhibition 2017

The 2017 event will see the industry transitioning to a new phase, with new preoccupations, challenges and opportunities. The offshore…

read more >

FPSO Europe Congress 2017

The FPSO Europe Congress is the European edition of the world’s largest FPSO conference and exhibition and will gather senior stakeholders…

read more >

Jobs>

Assistant Driller

Maersk Drilling Norge AS was established in 1990 and employs a staff of approximately 1000 people.

apply

QC Coordinator Offshore

Do you attach great importance to quality and do you have an affinity with offshore projects? Then read about what Van Oord can offer you.

apply

Electrician

For one of our clients we are looking for a Ships Electrician. Our client is a company with worldwide activities. You will work in a rotation of 4 till 6 weeks on and off.

apply