EQUINOR AND PARTNERS TO DEVELOP 200-MILLION BARRELS FIELD BREIDABLIKK

Equinor and partners Petoro, Vår Energi and ConocoPhillips Skandinavia have decided to develop the Breidablikk field in the North Sea. Today the partnership will submit the plan for development and operation to the Minister of Petroleum and Energy, in addition to awarding contracts for subsea facilities and upgrading of the Grane platform.
The expected production from the field is about 200 million barrels, investments totalling about NOK 18.6 billion.
“The Breidablikk field is one of the largest undeveloped oil discoveries on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS). Field development will create substantial value for the Norwegian society and the owners. We are also pleased to award two key contracts today at a total value of NOK 3.3 billion, including options. The contracts will contribute to important activity for the supply industry and secure jobs for many years,” says Geir Tungesvik, Equinor’s acting executive vice president for Technology, Projects and Drilling.
The development concept chosen for the Breidablikk field is subsea development with 23 oil producing wells from four subsea templates that are controlled from Grane. Breidablikk will be tied in to the Grane platform for oil processing prior to being brought ashore at the Sture terminal. The production from Grane will be monitored with advanced digital tools from Equinor's integrated operations centre (IOC) at Sandsli to ensure optimal production and value creation from the wells.
Breidblikk history and future:
• 3 discovery wells; the first one in 1992, followed by two new ones in 2013 and 2014
• The Breidablikk field is located northeast of the Grane field in approx. 130 metres of water
• The hydrocarbons on the Breidablikk field extend over an area of approx. 37 km2
• Development:
• 23 oil producers
• Four subsea templates with six well slots
• Two 14’’ tubings
• One 8’’ gas lift line
• One umbilical for hydraulics and chemicals
• One umbilical for power and communication (DC/FO)
(Source and image: Equinor/ Breidablikk development)

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