Centrica delays Fogelberg development plan for 2019

Centrica has chosen a subsea connection to the nearby Åsgard B processing platform for the development of its Fogelberg discovery off Norway but postponed the submission of the development plan for 2019.

According to a Monday report by the Norwegian news website Petro.no, Centrica has postponed the deadline for the submission of the Fogelberg development plan, which is now due by June 30, 2019. If the plan is not submitted by this deadline, Norway’s Ministry of Petroleum and Energy said the license will lapse.

The plan for development was previously expected to be submitted in 2018 with production planned to start in 2021.

The Centrica-operated Fogelberg discovery, found in 2010, is located in the Norwegian Sea in license PL433, about 10 kilometers from the Statoil-operated Åsgard field. Centrica has 50% interest in the discovery and its partners Faroe Petroleum and Dea Norge each have 25% stake. Fogelberg is estimated to contain between 6.3 and 22.5 billion standard cubic meters of gas and between 1.3 and 5.2 million standard cubic meters of associated condensate.

The planned development solution includes three subsea wells tied to Åsgard B gas and condensate processing platform, which is 16.5 kilometers away from Fogelberg. The gas will be transported through the Åsgard Transportation System (ÅTS).

However, according to data on Faroe’s website, the project has been temporarily shelved due to lack of capacity in the ÅTS before 2021. Therefore, Centrica has booked capacity on the transportation system between 2021-2023, the Norwegian news website reported.

Offshore Energy Today has reached out to Centrica seeking confirmation of these reports as well as further details about the project.

A spokesperson for the company confirmed the deadline for submitting a Plan for Development and Operations (PDO) for Fogelberg is by the end of June 2019 with a goal to have first gas in 2021.

Regarding the development solution, the spokesperson added: “The selected development solution is a subsea tie-in to the Åsgard B platform. However, due to lack of capacity in the Åsgard transport pipeline, a start-up before 2021 is not possible.”

Offshore Energy Today Staff

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