Skirne gas field
|Skirne gas field|
|Operator||Total E&P Norge AS|
|Partners||Total S.A., Petoro, Centrica|
|Start of production||2004|
|Current production of gas||140×106 cu ft/d (4.0×106 m3/d)|
|Estimated gas in place||230×109 cu ft (6.5×109 m3)|
|Producing formations||Middle Jurassic sandstones|
Skirne which also includes the Byggve deposit is an offshore gas field in the North Sea located 24 kilometres (15 mi) east of the Heimdal gas field and 140 kilometres (87 mi) from Stavanger, Norway. The depth of the water in the field area is 120 metres (390 ft). Both Skirne and Byggve are considered satellites to Heimdal field and are connected to it by subsea pipelines. TotalFinaElf which is the operator had received the approval from Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy for development of the fields in 2002. The company holds 40% interest in the project. Other stakeholders are Petoro and Centrica. Both Skirne and Byggve have an estimated 230 billion cubic feet (6.5×109 m3) of natural gas and about 10 million barrels of condensate, combined.
The Byggve field is located 16 km (9.9 mi) east of the Heimdal gas field and was discovered in 1991. and consists of Middle Jurassic sandstones of the Brent Group. Byggve deposit lies 2,900 metres (9,500 ft) deep.
Production at Skirne and Byggve started in 2004. Expected project duration is 6 years and produce 140 million cubic feet per day (4.0×106 m3/d) of gas and 7,000 barrels per day (1,100 m3/d) of condensate.
The fields are interconnected through two single-well tie-backs and transported to treatment facilities at Heimdal Gas Center, from which the processed gas is then exported to the United Kingdom through the Vesterled pipeline.
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- Grane oil field
- Oseberg oil field
- North Sea oil
- Economy of Norway
- OLJEDIREKTORATET Norwegian Petroleum Directorate
- Norway: Total receives OK for Skirne field start-up
- FMC Technologies. Total Skirne Byggve
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- "Norway approves Skirne, Byggve fields". Oil Field Surplus. 2002-08-26. Retrieved 2010-02-19.