Statoil has received consent to carry out modifications on Njord A for Njord Nordvestflanken (NNVF).
NNVF is part of production licence 107, and is located in block 6407/7 about five kilometres northwest of Njord A. NNVF contains a discovery with gas and condensates.
The owners are E.ON Ruhrgas Norge (30%) , Statoil (operator, 20%), GDF SUEZ E&P Norge (20%), ExxonMobil E&P Norway (20%), Petoro (7.5%), VNG Norge (2.5%).
The modifications include, in part, drilling facility upgrades, process upgrades, process safety measures in connection with topside modifications, installation of risers and upgrading X-mas tree.
According to Statoil, the modifications will contribute to:
• Extend and ensure gas export plateau
• Increase gas and condensate reserves
• Extend Njord’s lifetime by 2-3 years
• Increase flexibility for disposal of gas
Source: PTIL, July 12, 2011; Image: Statoil;