First oil in North Sea Solveig field
Production has started on the Solveig field in the Norwegian North Sea.
The subsea oil field consists of five wells tied back to the nearby Edvard Grieg platform, which receives the well stream and supplies water injection.
The first well has come on stream with the remaining two producing wells expected by the end of the year, and the two injectors early next year.
“Solveig supports our position in the Utsira High area of the North Sea, bringing extra barrels to our production and underpinning Edvard Grieg as an area hub,” said Adrian White, Asset Manager at Wintershall Dea Norge. “With Edvard Grieg already performing well, bringing Solveig on stream as planned is an excellent performance from the operator Lundin, and the rest of the license partnership.”
Adding substantial barrels to our Norwegian reserves, Solveig will extend the lifetime of Edvard Grieg and benefit from the electrification of the host platform. Solveig and Edvard Grieg have the same license partners, Lundin and OMV, with Wintershall Dea owning 15%.
“With our ambition of being carbon neutral by 2030, electrification is going to be a critical component in reaching our goals. Bringing in this lower carbon intensive production fits neatly,” added White.