Neptune Energy has submitted Plans for Development and Operation (PDOs) to the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy for the Duva and Gjøa P1 projects in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea.
The fields will be developed as subsea tie-backs connecting two templates to the nearby Gjøa platform, operated by Neptune Energy Norge.
First production from the projects is expected in late 2020/early 2021. Total recoverable resources are estimated to be 120 million barrels of oil equivalent.
Odin Estensen, managing director of Neptune Energy in Norway, said: “This represents an important milestone for Neptune Energy and its partners. With these development plans, Neptune is entering a period of growth on the Norwegian shelf with a very high activity level. We already operate the Fenja development in the Norwegian Sea, with production expected to start up early 2021. Together with the Duva and Gjøa P1 projects, this is a unique project portfolio.”
The PDO of the Duva field (formerly called Cara) was submitted on behalf of the Duva partnership, which consists of Idemitsu Petroleum Norge, Pandion Energy, Wellesley Petroleum and Neptune Energy.
Duva’s recoverable resources are estimated to be 88 million barrels of oil equivalent and it0s expected to yield around 30,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day at maximum production.
Developed with a four-slot subsea template, the Duva field will be tied back to the Gjøa platform for processing and export. The field will have three production wells, two oil producers and one gas producer, with the possibility of another oil well.
Gjøa P1 is considered as a further development and extension of the Gjøa field focusing on increased exploitation. This application is submitted on behalf of the Gjøa license, consisting of Petoro, Wintershall, OKEA, DEA Norway and Neptune Energy.
P1’s recoverable resources are estimated to be 32 million barrels of oil equivalent and it’s is expected to yield around 24,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day at maximum production.
Neptune Energy is the operator for both developments.
Erik Oppedal, Projects & Engineering manager for Neptune Energy in Norway, said: “We have worked closely with our partners and suppliers to find concepts that both utilize existing infrastructure and maximize the value in the fields. The execution of the projects will take place in parallel, and will thus create synergies and reduce the cost for both developments.”
Both subsea facilities will be tied back to the Gjøa platform. The sea depth in the area is about 360 meters