SPIRIT ENERGY: APPROVAL FOR THE ODA FIELD IN NORWAY APRROVED
The Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) has given Spirit Energy consent to use the facilities on the Oda field.
Spirit is the operator of the Oda field, which is in block 8/10 in the southern part of the Norwegian sector of the North Sea, ten kilometres east of Ula. The water depth in the area is 65 metres. The field (previously named Butch) was discovered in 2011 and the plan for development and operation (PDO) was approved in May 2017. The Oda field is under development, with planned production start-up in February/March 2019.
The development concept is a subsea template with two production wells tied back to the Ula field and an injection well for pressure support.
The main reservoir contains oil in sandstone of Late Jurassic age in the Ula Formation. Reservoir depth is about 2,900 metres. The reservoir is steeply dipping and reservoir quality is good. The oil will be routed by pipeline via Ekofisk to Teesside in the UK. The gas will be transported to the Ula field and used for injection to improve recovery. (Source: PSA)