EQUINOR BEGINS PRODUCTION FROM BAUGE SUBSEA FIELD IN THE NORWEGIAN NORTH SEA
On 8 April production started from the Bauge subsea field in the Norwegian Sea. Bauge is tied back to the recently upgraded Njord platform. Recoverable reserves in Bauge are estimated at 50 million barrels of oil equivalent, mainly oil.
Bauge consists of two oil producers in a subsea template, in addition to pipelines and an umbilical connecting the wells to the Njord A platform. The Bauge licensees are Equinor (operator), Wintershall Dea, Vår Energi and Neptune Energy.
The Norwegian content of the Bauge project is well over 90 percent. The wells were delivered faster than planned by Transocean and Schlumberger.
The project has been run in parallel with the extensive upgrading of Njord A (Aker Solutions) and the Njord Bravo FSO (Aibel).
Bauge lays in a water depth of 282 meters. The field was discovered in 2013, and the plan for development and operation (PDO) was approved in June 2017.
The gas is transported in a 40-kilometre pipeline from Njord A to the Åsgard Transport System, and on to the Kårstø terminal.
(Source and image: Equinor – Bauge template picked up by Ocean Installer/ Ørjan Richardsen/Equinor)