- General information
Field name
ORMEN LANGE
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Current activity status
Producing
Discovery wellbore
Discovery year.
1997
Main area
Norwegian sea
Main supply base
Kristiansund
NPDID field
2762452
 
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- Discoveries included
Discovery name
 
- Activity status - history
Status
Status valid from date
Status valid to date
Producing
13.09.2007
 
Approved for production
02.04.2004
12.09.2007
 
- Located in
Block name
Prod. licence
 
6305/7
6305/8
 
- Owner - current
Owner kind
Owner name
BUSINESS ARRANGEMENT AREA
 
- Operatorship - current
Company name
 
- Licensees - current
Company name
Nation code
Company share [%]
NO
36.485000
NO
25.345200
NO
17.813400
NO
14.020800
NO
6.335600
 
- The NPD estimate for reserves (Norwegian share)
Valid date:
31.12.2018
Orig. recoverable oil
[mill Sm3]
Orig. recoverable gas
[bill Sm3]
Orig. recoverable NGL
[mill tonn]
Orig. recoverable cond.
[mill Sm3]
Orig. recoverable oil eq.
[mill Sm3 o.e]
0.00
305.96
0.00
19.18
325.14
 
Remaining oil
[mill Sm3]
Remaining gas
[bill Sm3]
Remaining NGL
[mill tonn]
Remaining cond.
[mill Sm3]
Remaining oil eq.
[mill Sm3 o.e]
0.00
99.05
0.00
4.72
103.77
  
Orig. inplace oil
[mill Sm3]
Orig. inplace ass. liquid
[mill Sm3]
Orig. inplace ass. gas
[bill Sm3]
Orig. inplace free gas
[bill Sm3]
 
0.00
36.45
0.20
403.92
 
 
- Description
Type
Text
Date updated
Development
Ormen Lange is a located in the southern part of the Norwegian Sea. The water depth in the area varies from 800 to more than 1,100 metres. Ormen Lange was discovered in 1997, and the plan for development and operation (PDO) was approved in 2004. Deep water and seabed conditions made the development very challenging and triggered development of new technology. The field has been developed in several phases with 24 deep-water wells. Production started in 2007 from two subsea templates in the central part of the field. In 2009 and 2011, two additional templates were installed in the southern and northern parts of the field, respectively.
17.03.2019
Reservoir
Ormen Lange produces gas and condensate from Paleocene sandstone of the Egga Formation. The reservoir lies at a depth of 2,700-2,900 metres below sea level and has excellent quality.
23.05.2019
Recovery
The field is produced by pressure depletion.
09.03.2018
Transport
The well stream is transported in two multiphase pipelines to an onshore facility at Nyhamna. It is processed at the Nyhamna terminal and exported in the Langeled pipeline via the Sleipner R facility to Easington in the UK.
09.03.2018
Status
Production from the field is declining because of a gradual reduction in reservoir pressure. Land-based gas compression at the Nyhamna terminal started operation in 2017. Two alternative subsea compression options are being considered, and the final selection is expected in 2019.
17.03.2019
 
+ Investments (expected)
Future investments from 2018 [mill NOK 2018-kroner] : 1111
 
- Investments (historical)
 
Investments
[mill NOK nominal values]
Sum
51143
2017
590
2016
1677
2015
4287
2014
2807
2013
2078
2012
4259
2011
4820
2010
4194
2009
6671
2008
4673
2007
4202
2006
4879
2005
4303
2004
1696
2003
7
 
- Production , saleable
 
 
Month
Oil - saleable
[mill Sm3]
Gas - saleable
[bill Sm3]
Condensate - saleable
[mill Sm3]
NGL - saleable
[mill Sm3]
Oil equivalents - saleable
[mill Sm3]
Sum
 
0.000000
212.319098
14.748018
0.000000
227.067116
+ 2019
 
0.000000
6.031982
0.320441
0.000000
6.352423
+ 2018
 
0.000000
15.663205
0.831869
0.000000
16.495074
+ 2017
 
0.000000
16.236284
0.919922
0.000000
17.156206
+ 2016
 
0.000000
17.253744
1.055752
0.000000
18.309496
+ 2015
 
0.000000
16.791487
1.066856
0.000000
17.858343
+ 2014
 
0.000000
20.209660
1.363755
0.000000
21.573415
+ 2013
 
0.000000
21.450599
1.524375
0.000000
22.974974
+ 2012
 
0.000000
22.203256
1.733596
0.000000
23.936852
+ 2011
 
0.000000
21.739074
1.654230
0.000000
23.393304
+ 2010
 
0.000000
20.850583
1.529412
0.000000
22.379995
+ 2009
 
0.000000
20.781666
1.645793
0.000000
22.427459
+ 2008
 
0.000000
11.437098
0.967488
0.000000
12.404586
+ 2007
 
0.000000
1.670460
0.134529
0.000000
1.804989
 
- Production , sum wellbores
 
 
Month
Oil - wellbores
[mill Sm3]
Gas - wellbores
[bill Sm3]
Condensate - wellbores
[mill Sm3]
Oil equivalents - wellbores
[mill Sm3]
Sum
 
0.000000
212.346246
14.747652
227.093898
+ 2019
 
0.000000
6.012239
0.316561
6.328800
+ 2018
 
0.000000
15.588719
0.835383
16.424102
+ 2017
 
0.000000
16.248944
0.919922
17.168866
+ 2016
 
0.000000
17.268354
1.055752
18.324106
+ 2015
 
0.000000
16.805302
1.066856
17.872158
+ 2014
 
0.000000
20.224028
1.363755
21.587783
+ 2013
 
0.000000
21.465508
1.524375
22.989883
+ 2012
 
0.000000
22.221136
1.733596
23.954732
+ 2011
 
0.000000
21.758029
1.654230
23.412259
+ 2010
 
0.000000
20.875490
1.529412
22.404902
+ 2009
 
0.000000
20.799638
1.645793
22.445431
+ 2008
 
0.000000
11.419663
0.967488
12.387151
+ 2007
 
0.000000
1.659196
0.134529
1.793725
 
- Production - charts
Any produced water is only included after 1.1.2000
 
- Wellbores - exploration
Wellbore name
Entered date
Completed date
Purpose
Status
Content
14.03.2002
03.06.2002
APPRAISAL
P&A
GAS
04.11.2010
11.02.2011
APPRAISAL
P&A
DRY
27.07.1997
07.10.1997
WILDCAT
P&A
GAS
19.08.2009
27.10.2009
APPRAISAL
P&A
GAS
08.07.1998
30.08.1998
APPRAISAL
P&A
GAS
13.07.2000
08.09.2000
APPRAISAL
P&A
OIL/GAS
24.09.2014
21.11.2014
APPRAISAL
P&A
GAS
 
- Wellbores - development
Wellbore name
Entered date
Completed date
Purpose
Content
  
PRODUCTION
 
19.10.2006
27.02.2007
OBSERVATION
GAS
01.03.2007
17.10.2007
PRODUCTION
GAS
24.10.2006
12.08.2008
PRODUCTION
GAS
  
PRODUCTION
 
  
PRODUCTION
 
09.12.2008
13.06.2009
PRODUCTION
GAS
17.11.2007
30.04.2009
PRODUCTION
GAS
  
PRODUCTION
 
08.08.2011
02.10.2011
OBSERVATION
NOT APPLICABLE
10.12.2011
08.05.2013
PRODUCTION
GAS
  
PRODUCTION
 
04.02.2013
03.11.2013
PRODUCTION
 
26.08.2011
13.04.2012
PRODUCTION
GAS
21.08.2011
22.08.2012
PRODUCTION
GAS
07.08.2006
03.10.2008
OBSERVATION
NOT APPLICABLE
14.02.2011
18.05.2011
PRODUCTION
GAS
27.04.2010
26.08.2010
PRODUCTION
GAS
11.11.2009
28.06.2010
PRODUCTION
GAS
29.12.2014
26.04.2015
PRODUCTION
GAS
15.11.2009
18.11.2009
PRODUCTION
NOT APPLICABLE
07.11.2009
14.03.2010
OBSERVATION
GAS
16.03.2010
25.07.2010
PRODUCTION
GAS
12.04.2011
09.06.2011
PRODUCTION
GAS
  
PRODUCTION
GAS
26.11.2005
11.03.2006
OBSERVATION
GAS
15.03.2006
18.05.2007
PRODUCTION
GAS
07.12.2005
20.06.2007
PRODUCTION
GAS
01.11.2008
06.03.2009
PRODUCTION
GAS
27.11.2007
02.04.2009
PRODUCTION
GAS
02.12.2005
13.06.2008
PRODUCTION
GAS
13.12.2005
25.04.2007
PRODUCTION
GAS
  
PRODUCTION