The entire year 2011 marks the 45th anniversary of the appearance of Sea Traveler in Norwegian and also the spudding from the first well around the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS ), along with the 40th anniversary of the beginning of oil production in the Ekofisk field within the North Ocean.
In May 1963, the Norwegian government announced sovereignty within the NCS. A brand new act stipulated the Condition was the landowner, which just the King (Government) could grant licenses for exploration and production.
Using the discovery from the Ekofisk field in 1969, the Norwegian gas and oil adventure began in serious. Production in the field started on 15 June 1971. Throughout the following years, several large breakthroughs were created within the North Ocean. Within the 1970s, the exploration activity was concentrated in this region, however the shelf seemed to be progressively opened up northwards. Merely a small group of blocks were announced for every licensing round, and also the most promising areas were explored first. This brought to world-class breakthroughs. Production in the North Ocean continues to be covered with large fields for example Ekofisk, Statfjord, Oseberg, Gullfaks and Troll. These fields happen to be, and still, essential to add mass to oil activities in Norwegian. The big field developments have brought towards the establishment of infrastructure, enabling tie-by many other fields.
Presently, 70 fields have been in production around the NCS. Twelve fields happen to be abandoned of 31 December 2011. However, you will find re-development plans for a few of these abandoned fields.
Production around the NCS continues to be high. This Year, Norwegian was the earth’s seventh largest exporter of oil and the second biggest exporter of gas. Oil production has declined because the peak production in 2001 and it is likely to decline further. Gas production is constantly on the increase, however this won’t prevent a loss of total production in stock.
Oil sources and uncertainty within the estimates per 31.12.2011
The Norwegian Ocean was opened up for exploration activity in 1980. The very first field to commence production in the region was Draugen in 1993. Numerous fields have since been developed. Several smaller sized fields around existing infrastructure happen to be put in production recently.
Today, the Haltenbanken area and Ormen Lange field are mature areas with considerable gas and oil production, together with well-developed infrastructure. There’s also areas within the Norwegian Ocean that have yet to be developed or perhaps opened up up for exploration activity. Oil production in the major fields in the region is declining. The gas export capacity from Haltenbanken, with the Åsgard transport system (ÅTS), is fully utilised for many decades to return. This might modify the timing for phase-by new breakthroughs on Haltenbanken. The timing for manufacture of gas that thus far has been utilized as pressure support for oil production will affect how lengthy the present capacity is fully utilised. Gas injection has been utilized for that Åsgard field, and will still be a vital element in maintaining reservoir pressure and oil production.
It has been established the Norwegian Ocean contains significant volumes of gas. Created gas in the fields is transported within the ÅTS pipeline to Kårstø in Rogaland county, as well as in Haltenpipe to Tjeldbergodden in Møre og Romsdal county. The gas from Ormen Lange runs inside a pipeline to Nyhamna, and after that to the Uk. The CO2 content from the gas created from a number of these fields is comparatively high, also is the situation for some of the breakthroughs in the region. Gas from all of these fields thus remains combined with other gas with lower CO2 happy to achieve compliance with gas quality needs. This blending happens from fields in the Norwegian Ocean and from fields located further south. This creates interdependence between your fields within the Norwegian Ocean, and affects the way the individual fields are created. The Vøring area within the Norwegian
Historic oil manufacture of gas and oil and production forecast for in the future
Licenses and fields
Ocean is presently a place without infrastructure. Several gas breakthroughs happen to be made in the region.
Exploration activity around the NCS continues to be high recently, with extensive seismic surveying and a lot of exploration wells. Maintaining an advanced of exploration activity may also be necessary within the a long time, to be able to clarify the potential for the undiscovered sources and also to make new breakthroughs which may be developed.
Norway’s gas pipelines possess a total period of approximately. 8000 kilometres. The gas flows from production installations to process plants, where gas fluids are separated out and exported by ship.
The rest of the dry gas is piped onto receiving terminals in continental Europe and also the United kingdom. You will find four receiving terminals for Norwegian gas around the Continent two in Germany, one out of Belgium and something in France. Additionally, there’s two receiving terminals within the United kingdom. Norwegian gas is essential for that European energy supply and it is exported to virtually all of the consumer countries in The European Union. Norwegian gas export covers near to 20 percent of European gas consumption. The transport capacity within the Norwegian pipeline product is cur-rently about 120 billion scm each year
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