The licensees within the Tor Unit within the southern North Sea have secured consent to start out up the Tor II services.
The Tor area was confirmed in 1970 and was in manufacturing from 1978 to 2015, when it was shut down.
In the summer time of 2019, the licensees submitted a plan for improvement and operation (PDO) for a brand new improvement of the sphere, known as Tor II. The plan was permitted by the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy within the autumn of 2019.
The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has now granted consent for start-up of the Tor II services from 1 November 2020.
“Tor is the primary area on the Norwegian shelf with a whole redevelopment, receiving consent to start out up after having been shut down. We are glad that the licensees have discovered options for even higher utilisation of the sources within the Tor area,” says Arvid Østhus, the NPD’s assistant director of improvement and operations – North Sea.
Tor II contains two new subsea templates to be put in on the Tor area and tied in to Ekofisk, about 13 kilometres away. Eight new manufacturing wells will probably be drilled. The recoverable reserves had been estimated at 10 million customary cubic metres of oil equal (Sm3) within the PDO.
Operator ConocoPhillips plans start-up within the fourth quarter of 2020, in keeping with the outline within the PDO.
“Tor II reveals that shut down fields can create important values if they’re redeveloped. We have produced oil and fuel on the NCS for almost 50 years, and the trade has undergone monumental improvement by means of this era. That’s why it’s so nice that fields as soon as shut down as a result of they weren’t worthwhile can turn out to be worthwhile once more immediately,” says Østhus.
(Source and picture: NPD – Thor improvement)
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