"It's very positive to have moved ahead gas export by two years. This means higher value creation on Visund," Dale remarked. "A condition requires that gas export not reduce oil production, so we'll subsequently boost gas injection and count on oil output to rise as a result."
Visund's recoverable gas reserves are estimated at 55.5 billion standard cubic meters (Sm3), of which 4.7 million tons is natural gas liquids (NGL). Total investments in the Visund gas project are estimated at NOK 2.68 billion (US $360 million).
The project includes construction and installation of two modules for respective gas injection and gas export. The Visund platform's living quarters will also be expanded by 12 new beds. Contractor Leirvik Sveis in western Norway has been awarded the contract to expand the living accommodations.
The Visund field lies in the Tampen area, east of the Snorre field. Visund gas export entails transporting the field's gas through a new pipeline to the Kvitebjorn pipeline for further transport to the land-based Kollsnes gas treatment center west of Bergen. The gas will be treated in Kollsnes' NGL facility and then transported to market through existing pipelines.
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