Statoil orders control umbilicals for Fossekall-Dompap

Oil and Gas Journal – Original article here.

HOUSTON, Mar. 23 — Statoil let a 200 million kroner contract to Aker Solutions for control umbilicals for the fast-track Fossekall-Dompap subsea development that will tie back the fields to the Norne floating production, storage, and offloading vessel in 380 m of water on Block 6608/10 in the Norwegian Sea. Fossekall, discovered in 2010 with well 6608/10-14, and Dompap, discovered in 2009 with well 6608/10-12, along with Vilje South are part of Statoil’s second-wave of fast-track projects. Statoil plans to start development drilling on the fields in March 2012 with production starting in December 2012. Statoil expects to recover from Fossekall 37-63 million bbl of oil and 1-3 billion cu m of gas. The company drilled the Fossekall discovery well, in 352 m of water, to 2,749 m into the Lower Jurassic Are formation and encountered oil in the Ile, Tofte, and Are formations and gas in the Melke formation. For Dompap, Statoil’s preliminary estimate is that the field holds 25-50 million bbl of recoverable oil. It drilled the exploration well 6608/10-12 to 3,158 m into the Lower Jurassic Are formation. Statoil also drilled the 6608-12 A sidetrack to 2,931 m that terminates in the same Are formation. The well is in 334 m of water. The 26 km of umbilicals ordered from Aker Solutions will have dynamic and static sections and will provide hydraulic, electrical, and fiber optic functions for three planned four-well-slot templates on Fossekall-Dompap. The umbilicals also include a 2.5-in. monoethylene glycol line for hydrate prevention and inhibition during shutdowns. Aker Solutions plans to manage the engineering of the control umbilicals at its Oslo facility and manufacture the umbilicals at its facility in Moss, Norway. It expects to make the final deliveries in second-quarter 2012. Fossekall-Dompap are in PL 128 and operator Statoil holds a 63.95% interest in the license. Partners are Petoro AS 24.55% and Eni Norge AS 11.5%.

Faroe Petroleum wins three new Norwegian drilling licences on Jan 19 2011 By Scott McCulloch
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New drilling licences will expand two of Faroe’s existing finds in the Norwegian Sea

FAROE Petroleum has been offered three new prospective drilling licences in the Norwegian Sea.

The Aberdeen-based oil and gas independent struck oil at the Maria and Fogelberg fields off the coast of Norway last year.

The company is the largest shareholder in the Maria site with a 30 per cent stake.

Faroe has now secured three new prospective licences in the Norwegian Sea under the 2010 Norwegian APA Licence Round.

The new licences include an extension of the Maria site which is estimated to have up to a million barrels of recoverable oil.

Faroe will take a 30 per cent stake in the field extension, as well as a 30 per cent stake in the Milagro field north of the Maria discovery.

The company will also take a 50 per cent stake in the Grayling field north of Faroe’s major Fogelberg discovery last year, which has estimated recoverable oil reserves of between 19 and 95 million barrels of oil equivalent.

Graham Stewart, Faroe’s chief executive, said: “Faroe Petroleum is very pleased to have been awarded these prospective licences in the 2010 Norwegian APA licensing round.

“As well as continuing our successful relationships with Wintershall and Centrica, we have also been awarded substantial equity interests in each licence.

“These new licences contain some attractive new prospects in close proximity to the Company’s existing 2010 Maria and Fogelberg discoveries on the Halten Terrace.”