Fast IOR project on Visund

05/09/2018 Operator Equinor has started production on Visund Nord in the North Sea. The project was completed in 21 months.

The subsea solution adds 2.1 million standard cubic metres (13.3 million barrels) to the Visund field. The development cost was NOK 1.3 billion.

Production licence 120

Visund was proven in 1986, and the Plan for Development and Operation (PDO) was approved in 1996. The field is developed with a semi-submersible integrated living quarters, drilling and process facility in steel (Visund A). Production started in 1999.

The investment decision for the Visund Nord IOR project was made in 2017. The development comprised a subsea template ten kilometres north of the Visund A facility and up to four wells.

- Visund North IOR (improved oil recovery) provides an important contribution to resource utilisation on the Visund field, and is an example of projects we welcome on the Norwegian Shelf, says Arvid Østhus, Assistant Director of Development and Operations in the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate.

Manifold ready for installation in the new template on Visund Nord.

Visund north, photo by Equinor

(Photo: Equinor)


Updated: 05/09/2018

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