New Subsea Template in Use on Norne

Statoil ASA has secured consent to use a new subsea template on the Norne field. Initially, the new template will accommodate two production wells that will increase recovery from the field.

Norne is an oil and gas field located in the Norwegian Sea about 80 km north of Heidrun.

The field is developed with a floating installation (production and storage vessel, FPSO), three production templates, one water injection template and a combined gas/water injection template, each with four well slots.

All of the well slots on the existing subsea template are in use, either for production or injection purposes.

According to Statoil, the new template (the K template) will accelerate production and increase recovery from the Norne field from 56% to 57%. The frame can also accommodate installation of one new production well and a new water injection well in the future.

The K template is installed about 120 m from the existing B, C and D templates.

It will be tied to templates B and D by flexible production flowlines.

The process facility on Norne FPSO will be upgraded and modified. It will be used to process the oil and for production of water for injection.

Norne is part of production license 128, operated by Statoil ASA. The other licensees are Eni Norge AS, Norsk Hydro Produksjon AS, and Petoro AS.

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