The Oda field started to produce oil and gas on 16 March. The field, which is located 13 kilometres east of Ula in the North Sea, is operated by Spirit Energy.
Oda is a subsea development where the wellstream is routed on to the Ula platform for processing and transport. The processing equipment and hook-up to the Ula platform are reused from the shutdown Oselvar field.
The NPD is pleased that the Oda licensees have chosen a development solution that contributes to cost-effective utilisation of existing infrastructure in the area, and that produced gas and water from Oda will be used to improve oil recovery on Ula.
The Oda licensees are Spirit Energy Norway AS (40 per cent), Suncor Energy Norge AS (30 per cent), Faroe Petroleum Norge AS (15 per cent) and Aker BP ASA (15 per cent).
Today, four companies have been offered exploration licences for CO2 storage in two areas in the North Sea. The companies are Aker BP, OMV Norway, Wintershall Dea Norway og Stella Maris CCS.
The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate's digitalisation project Avatara-p has produced over thirty thousand digital palynological slides from 284 released wells. This expanding dataset of 57 terabytes is now available in Diskos.
The Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy (MPE) has received applications from five companies in connection with the announcement of an area in the North Sea for potential storage of CO2 on the Norwegian shelf.