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Vigdis subsea installation (Photo: Andre´ Osmundsen / Equinor)

Vigdis Gets a Boost

field Vigdis, which has been producing oil through the Snorre field for more than 20 years.“This is an improved oil recovery project which includes a multiphase boosting station that will increase production from existing wells. This adds new oil barrels at a highly competitive price,” said Torger Rød, Equinor’s senior vice president for project management control.The boosting station will be connected to the pipeline to enhance the capacity between Vigdis in block 34/7 in the Tampen area and Snorre A located seven kilometers away for processing, and will help bring the well stream

The LNG plant at Melkøya. (Photo Ole Jørgen Bratland Statoil)

Statoil Awards Askeladd Development Contracts

for Statoil in North Norway. The Aasta Hansteen field in the Norwegian Sea will come on stream at the end of the year. The Johan Castberg development began in earnest after it was recently sanctioned. In addition, Statoil’s drilling campaign in the Barents Sea is being pursued this year," says Torger Rød, Statoil’s senior vice president for project development. Subsea 7 will lay a 44-km-long, 20-inch-wide pipeline that will tie Askeladd to the Snøhvit field. Support activities for the operations will be based in Hammerfest and other locations. Starting immediately, the work

The Troll A platform in the North Sea. (Photo: Harald Pettersen)

Statoil Awards Subsea Contracts

. Located in the Barents Sea Askeladd will provide feedstock for the Snøhvit LNG plant at Melkøya off the coast of Hammerfest. I look forward to working closely with Aker Solutions in these two development projects, which will help add long-term production and value on the NCS,” says Torger Rød, Statoil’s senior vice president for project development.   The Snøhvit partnership is planning an investment decision for Askeladd in March 2018. As settled with government authorities it will not be necessary to submit a new plan for development and operation (PDO)

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Norway OKs Statoil’s Trestakk Plan

is a good example of what we are able to achieve in collaboration with our license partners and suppliers by innovative thinking, and spending enough time on maturing the best concept choice. Trestakk is an important contribution in maintaining activities on the Norwegian continental shelf,” said Torger Rød, head of project development in Statoil.   The first estimates for developing Trestakk were around NOK 10 billion ($1.2 billion). At the time of concept choice in January 2016, the costs had been reduced to NOK 7 billion ($822 million). Based on further improvements and concept

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Statoil Awards Contracts on Trestakk

plan for development and operation to the authorities on 1 November, and we are pleased to be able to award contracts already now to FMC Technologies, Technip and Aker Solutions.” “The Trestakk development is important to maintain activity on the Norwegian continental shelf,” says Torger Rød, senior vice president for project development in Statoil. Aker Solutions in Trondheim will be awarded the contract for the Åsgard topside work. The Åsgard A production vessel will be modified to receive oil and gas from the Trestakk field. The work mainly consists of

The concept selection consists of a template structure and an attached satellite well, which will be tied back to Åsgard A. Photo Statoil

Statoil submits Trestakk Plan

working toward the best concept selection. By rethinking our concept along with license partners and suppliers, we have arrived at a solution that costs almost 50 percent less than the original concept. At the same time, we have been able to increase the recoverable resources significantly,” says Torger Rød, head of project development in Statoil. The first investment estimates were around 10 billion NOK, which was reduced to 7 billion NOK when the concept selection was made in January 2016. Additional improvements and concept adaptations this year further reduced the estimates to about

The development will boost activity and production on the Troll C platform. (Photo Øyvind Hagen)

Statoil, Partners Submit PDO for Byrding

in the North Sea to government authorities. Capital expenditures estimated at approximately NOK 1 billion, recoverable volumes are projected at approx. 11 million barrels of oil equivalent. “This is another example of a new discovery being realised through existing infrastructure,” says Torger Rød, Statoil’s senior vice president for project development. The Byrding development includes a duo-lateral well drilled from the existing Fram H-Nord subsea template through which oil and gas from Byrding will flow to Troll C. Oil and gas will be piped from there through existing

Recoverable reserves are estimated at 56.4 million barrels of oil equivalent, whereas capital expenditures are projected at about NOK 3.5 billion Photo Statoil

Statoil PDO for Utgard Discovery

has been considered for development on several occasions in the past. “I am very pleased that we now can realise a commercial development of Utgard. This clearly demonstrates the effects of the improvement work that has taken place in the oil and gas industry in recent years,” says Torger Rød, Statoil’s senior vice president for project development. Utgard straddles the UK-Norway median line, the majority of the reserves being located on the Norwegian side. “Utgard is the first Statoil development in many years producing resources across the median line, and

Partners in the Oseberg Vestflanken 2 production licence Statoil Petroleum AS (49.3%), Petoro AS (33.6%), Total E&P Norge AS (14.7%) and ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS

Statoil: PDO for Oseberg Vestflanken 2 sanctioned

Vestflanken 2 development consists of an unmanned wellhead platform with ten well slots. In addition two existing subsea wells will be reused. All wells will be remote-controlled from Oseberg field centre. “Oseberg Vestflanken 2 is a pioneer project of great strategic importance,” says Torger Rød, Statoil’s senior vice president for project management. The project is a pilot that other operators, public authorities and the rest of Statoil’s project portfolio are already learning from.  The concept is new in Norway, but has been thoroughly tested on the Danish

Johan Sverdrup Field Centre - Photo Statoil

Statoil Inks Subsea pacts with Duo

the suppliers have demonstrated commitment and drive to break the cost curve and enhance competitiveness. Statoil has cooperated closely with the suppliers on technology qualification, concept development and pre-engineering studies, and jointly we have delivered successful subsea projects,” says Torger Rød, vice president for projects in Statoil. The agreements signed form a good basis for future collaboration with three leading subsea suppliers, thereby simplifying collaboration in the time ahead. In today’s oil price environment, sustained focus on costs and efficiency will

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The Road to Standardization

in the supply chain,” said Arild Selvig, Director Sales and Marketing, FMC Technologies Subsea Eastern Region. “Standardization helps us mitigate increasing cost concerns in the industry. There are numerous benefits to standardization, including cost control, quality and timeliness.” Torger Rød, Statoil’s Senior Vice President, Head of Subsea, Pipeline and Cessation Projects, said DNV GL’s documentation JIP, along with another on JIP forgings, would greatly improve delivery times, reduce cost and improve quality. “For subsea solutions, [standardization] means

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Subsea: Standardization is the New Innovation

;s largest challenges. This means innovation comes in the form of quick and effective, yet less costly, solutions that do not sacrifice quality. Statoil’s Fast Track work process, for example, adds “simple, standard and cheaper” to “longer, deeper and colder,” said Torger Rød, Statoil’s SVP for Subsea, Pipelines and Cessation. The program essentially fuses tailored innovations with standardized solutions to develop and begin subsea production within a 30-month timeframe. Under this accelerated method, product specifications are simplified, existing designs

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Subsea: Standardization is the New Innovation

;s largest challenges. This means innovation comes in the form of quick and effective, yet less costly, solutions that do not sacrifice quality.   Statoil’s Fast Track work process, for example, adds “simple, standard and cheaper” to “longer, deeper and colder,” said Torger Rød, Statoil’s SVP for Subsea, Pipelines and Cessation. The program essentially fuses tailored innovations with standardized solutions to develop and begin subsea production within a 30-month timeframe.   Under this accelerated method, product specifications are simplified, existing

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