Equinor set for Trestakk field start-up following nod from Norwegian authorities

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Equinor consent for start-up of the Trestakk field in the Norwegian Sea.

Trestakk field illustration. Source: Equinor

Following Equinor’s submission in November 2016, the Norwegian authorities approved the Plan for Development and Operation (PDO) of the Trestakk discovery back in April 2017.

Equinor, as the operator, plans to start-up the Trestakk field during the month of May 2019, according to NPD’s statement on Monday, May 13.

Consent for start-up of Trestakk is granted to the licensees in production licence PL091 which, apart from Equinor, include ExxonMobil and Vår Energi.

It is also worth mentioning that Equinor was given consent by the Petroleum Safety Authority for the use of the pipeline and subsea production facilities at Trestakk field in March 2019.

Investments in the development of the field are expected to total approx. NOK 4.8 billion ($549.2M).

Equinor estimates the recoverable volume from Trestakk at 10.7 million standard cubic meters of oil (67 million bbls) and 1.4 billion cubic meters of gas.

Trestakk is located about 25 kilometers southeast of the Åsgard field. The field will be developed with a subsea template with four well slots and one satellite well.

The well stream will be transported through a 12-inch production pipeline to the Åsgard A facility, where the well stream will be processed. The plan is to produce the Trestakk reserves with pressure support in the form of gas injection.

The addition of Trestakk will bring the total number of producing fields on the Norwegian shelf to 85.


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