Operator Aker BP and companions Equinor, Wintershall DEA and PGNiG authorised the ultimate funding determination for Aerfugl Phase 2 in early November. The aim is to begin manufacturing from the primary Phase 2 nicely as early as in first half of 2020. This implies that manufacturing start-up for part 2 will come earlier than the start-up of Aerfugl part 1.
“Acceleration of Aerfugl Phase 2 means earlier manufacturing and elevated worth creation from the sector. This is sweet information for the Aerfugl three way partnership, the provider trade and the Norwegian society within the type of elevated revenues,” says Kjetel Digre, SVP Operations & Asset Development in Aker BP.
The Aerfugl growth is a serious subsea venture in two phases. Both phases are tied into the present manufacturing vessel (FPSO) on the Skarv area, which is positioned approx. 210 km west of Sandnessjøen.
The Plan for Development and Operation (PDO) for each phases of the Aerfugl growth was submitted to the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy in December 2017.
Phase 1, which develops the southern a part of the Aerfugl area, consists of three new wells. Phase 2 consists of an extra three wells within the northern a part of the sector. The authentic plan for start-up of Phase 2 was 2023, resulting from capability restrictions for processing fuel on the Skarv FPSO.
“In parallel with growth of Aerfugl Phase 1, work has been continuing to extend fuel processing capability on Skarv. Modification of the plant will contribute to an elevated capability by greater than 15 per cent,” says VP Operations Skarv, Ine Dolve.
“We have as nicely optimized the part 2 scope and can use current infrastructure on Skarv for the primary “part 2 nicely”. Overall, which means we are actually able to proceed with creating Phase 2,” she says and provides that manufacturing from Aerfugl will assist prolong the lifetime of Skarv FPSO.
(Source and picture: Aker BP)
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