Statoil to Preform Production Tests on Svale

Statoil has moved the semisubmersible, Borgland Dolphin from the Norne field in the Norwegian Sea to the Svale structure where it will retrieve some measuring instruments that were left in the first well, 10-6. At the same time, Statoil will test the production properties in the reservoir and confirm the reserves. If the test is successful and the volumes are confirmed, the plan is to develop the reservoir.

The Svale structure was proven in May 2000. The field may be developed as a satellite tied back to the production ship on the Norne field. Both Norne and Svale lie in production licence 128, about 108 miless off northen Norway. After the Borgland Dolphin completes operations on Svale it will then return to Norne to prepare a well for seawater injection.