Spirit’s Oda project passes offshore safety audit with flying colors

New E&P player Spirit Energy has passed the offshore safety audit of its project management for the development of the Oda field in the North Sea with flying colors. 

Spirit Energy, a joint venture which combined Centrica’s E&P business with Bayerngas Norge, started trading as an independent oil and gas operator in December 2017.

Oda is Spirit Energy’s first development project on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.

Norway’s Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) carried out an audit of Spirit Energy and its project management for the development of the Oda field, previously named Butch, in the North Sea on February 6, 2018. The PSA looked into the company’s management of subsea facilities and pipelines in the field development.

The Oda field is in the southern part of the Norwegian sector of the North Sea, 10 kilometers east of Ula. The field is in development and will use a subsea template with two production wells tied back to the Ula field and an injection well for pressure support.

The object of the audit was to evaluate how the company’s management of activities for delivering subsea facilities and pipelines complies with the company’s own requirements and statutory regulations.

The audit identified no regulatory non-conformities or improvement points, the offshore safety watchdog said on Monday.

The plan for development and operation of the Oda field was submitted to the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy in November 2016 and approved in May 2017.

The field development will include a four-slot seabed template with two production wells, and one water injection well, which will tie back to the Ula platform. The oil will be exported via Ekofisk to Teesside terminal in the UK while the gas will be sold at the platform to Ula for re-injection into the Ula reservoir to improve recovery.

The production is scheduled to start in August 2019 and it is expected to last for ten years.

Offshore Energy Today Staff

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