Production Ensuring Europe‘s energy supply
Wintershall Dea has a versatile production portfolio along the Norwegian Continental Shelf.
Wintershall Dea is one of the leading gas and oil producers on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. With Brage, Vega and Maria, we are the operator of three producing fields. Combined with our share of partner fields, we are producing around 150,000 barrels of oil equivalent (boe) per day.
With Nova and Dvalin in the development pipeline, Wintershall Dea is set to operate even more of its own production in Norway. And by 2022, we are forecasted to be amongst the three largest non-state producers in Norway.
Regional Hub for Current and Future Discoveries
The Edvard Grieg field is located in the Utsira High area of the North Sea, around 180 kilometres west of Stavanger. The field, discovered in 2007, came on-stream in November 2015. The oil field has a stand-alone platform, including processing and living quarters on a steel jacket construction. The platform has been designed as a regional hub to receive and process hydrocarbons from current and future developments and discoveries in the area.
Resource Extraction from Five North Sea Licenses
The Ivar Aasen field is situated west of the Johan Sverdrup field in the North Sea and was discovered in 2008. The field came on-stream in December 2016. Ivar Aasen is comprised of resources from five North Sea licenses, PL 001B, 028B, 242, 338 and 547. Production volumes from the unitised field, including Wintershall Dea’s Asha discovery, are extracted via a manned production platform. A pipeline connects the field with nearby Edvard Grieg for processing and export. Edvard Grieg also provides lift gas and power.
Floating Production Field Equipped for all Weather Conditions
The Knarr field, situated 120 kilometres off the coast of Florø, in the northern part of the North Sea, is exploited using two subsea templates at 400 metres water depth, tied in to a floating production, storage and offloading vessel (FPSO). The vessel has a production capacity of 63,000 barrels of oil per day, with storage of 800,000 barrels. Its turret allows the vessel to freely rotate 360 degrees and ensures it’s always facing the rough weather that is often present in the North Sea.
Major production from the Norwegian Sea
The Skarv field was discovered in 1998 and is located just south of the polar circle, 210 kilometres off the coast of Sandnessjøen. Four discoveries were made in the units Skarv, and Gråsel (1998), Idun (1999) and Ærfugl (2000). Skarv is a hub for bort Ærfugl and Gråsel.
Key to the Tampen area
Snorre is an oil field in the Tampen region of the northern North Sea. Wintershall Dea has an 8.57% stake in the field. The Snorre field consists of several large fault blocks. The reservoir consists of sandstone from the Statfjord and Lunde formations in the Early Jurassic stratum and the Triassic strata. The reservoir is at a depth of between 2,000 and 2,700 metres. In December 2020 the Snorre Expansion Project came on stream, adding almost 200 million barrels of recoverable oil reserves to the field.
Offshore Pioneer in The Barents Sea
Snøhvit is a natural gas field in the Barents Sea and is located 140 kilometres to the northwest of the town of Hammerfest. It is the first offshore development project in the Barents Sea and has no surface installations on the field itself.
The subsea gas wells are connected via pipelines to the LNG plant on the island of Melkøya, just off Hammerfest. The depth of the water there is between 310 and 340 metres. In addition to Snøhvit, the field also includes several discoveries and reservoirs in the Askeladd and Albatross structures.
Two Production Templates, One Subsea Water Injection Template
Statfjord Øst is an offshore oil field located around seven kilometres to the northeast of the Statfjord field in the Tampen region of the North Sea. The water depth is between 150 and 190 metres. The field has been developed with two production templates and one water injection template on the seabed, connected via pipelines to the Statfjord C platform. In addition, one production well has been drilled from Statfjord C.
Dual Facility Field
The Veslefrikk field lies 30 kilometres north of Oseberg, in the northern part of the North Sea (block 30/3 and 30/6), at a water depth of 185 metres. The dual facility field, serviced from a fixed steel wellhead facility and a semi-submersible facility, has been producing since 1989. An oil pipeline is connected to the Oseberg Transport System (OTS) for transport to the Sture terminal. Veslefrikk is in tail production phase.
One License, Two Subsea Production Fields
This license covers the two producing subsea fields Tordis and Vigdis and the Vigdis North East development project. The license is situated 210 kilometres to the northwest of Bergen, in the Tampen area of the North Sea. We have a 2.8% share in the license. Equinor is the operator, the other partners being Petoro, Vår Energi and Idemitsu.