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FRAM

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  • General information

    General information
    Attribute Value
    Field name
    Official field name
    FRAM
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    Current activity status
    Current activity status of the field. Example of legal values: SHUT DOWN, PRODUCING, PDO APPROVED
    Producing
    Discovery wellbore
    Name of the wellbore which proved the field.
    Discovery year.
    The year the field was discovered
    1990
    Main area
    Main NCS area. Example of legal values: NORTH SEA, NORWEGIAN SEA, BARENTS SEA
    North sea
    Main supply base
    Main supply base
    Mongstad
    NPDID field
    NPD's unique id for fields
    1578840
  • Picture

    Picture
    FRAM Field
  • Discoveries included

  • Activity status – history

    Activity status – history
    Status
    Status from
    Status to
    Producing
    02.10.2003
    Approved for production
    23.03.2001
    01.10.2003
  • Located in

    Located in
    Block name
    Prod. licence
    35/11
    31/2
  • Owner – current

    Owner – current
    Owner kind
    Owner name
    PRODUCTION LICENSE
  • Operatorship – current

    Operatorship – current
    Company name
  • Licensees – current

    Licensees – current
    Company name
    Nation code
    Company share [%]
    NO
    45.000000
    NO
    25.000000
    NO
    15.000000
    NO
    15.000000
  • The NPD estimate for reserves (Norwegian share)

    The NPD estimate for reserves (Norwegian share)
    Valid date:
    31.12.2021
    The NPD estimate for reserves (Norwegian share)
    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]
    42.94
    17.87
    1.76
    0.00
    64.15
    The NPD estimate for reserves (Norwegian share)
    Orig. inplace oil
    [mill Sm3]
    Orig. inplace ass. liquid
    [mill Sm3]
    Orig. inplace ass. gas
    [bill Sm3]
    Orig. inplace free gas
    [bill Sm3]
    108.19
    3.05
    17.59
    18.33
    The NPD estimate for reserves (Norwegian share)
    Remaining oil
    [mill Sm3]
    Remaining gas
    [bill Sm3]
    Remaining NGL
    [mill tonn]
    Remaining cond.
    [mill Sm3]
    Remaining oil eq.
    [mill Sm3 o.e]
    3.33
    8.51
    0.87
    0.00
    13.49
  • Description

    Description
    Type
    Text
    Date updated
    Development
    Fram is a field in the northern part of the North Sea, 20 kilometres north of the Troll field. The water depth is 350 metres. Fram was discovered in 1990 and comprises two main structures, Fram Vest and Fram Øst, with several deposits. The plan for development and operation (PDO) for Fram Vest was approved in 2001, and production started in 2003. The PDO for Fram Øst was approved in 2005, and production started in 2006. Both structures are developed with two subsea templates each, tied-back to the Troll C platform. A PDO exemption for Fram C-Øst was approved in 2016; the development included a long oil producer drilled from the B2-template on Fram Øst. Another PDO exemption was granted in 2018 for two wells in the Fram-Øst Brent reservoir, drilled from one of the existing templates on Fram Øst.
    17.02.2021
    Reservoir
    Fram produces oil and associated gas from sandstone of Middle Jurassic age in the Brent Group, and from Upper Jurassic sandstone in a marine fan system in the Draupne Formation and the shallow marine Sognefjord Formation. The reservoirs have a gas cap and lie in several isolated, rotated fault blocks at 2,300-2,500 metres depth. The reservoir in Fram Vest is complex. The reservoirs in Fram Øst are generally of good quality.
    25.02.2020
    Recovery
    The Fram Øst deposit in the Sognefjord Formation is produced by injection of produced water as pressure support, in addition to natural aquifer drive. The Brent reservoirs in Fram Øst are produced by pressure support from natural aquifer drive. Gas lift is used in the wells. Oil production from Fram is restricted by the gas processing capacity at the Troll C facility.
    21.12.2021
    Transport
    The well stream is transported to the Troll C platform for processing. The oil is transported further through the Troll Oil Pipeline II to the Mongstad terminal, and the gas is exported via the Troll A platform to the Kollsnes terminal.
    21.12.2021
    Status
    An extra gas module dedicated to Fram on Troll C platform started operation in 2020. Two successful exploration wells in the Fram area have recently been drilled and a development plan is being matured.
    21.12.2021
  • Investments (expected)

    Investments (expected)
    Future investments from 2021 [mill NOK 2021-kroner] : 236
  • Investments (historical)

    Investments (historical)
    Investments
    [mill NOK nominal values]
    Sum
    13984
    2020
    128
    2019
    2164
    2018
    734
    2017
    308
    2016
    719
    2015
    14
    2014
    6
    2013
    -171
    2012
    210
    2011
    -3
    2010
    117
    2009
    25
    2008
    1677
    2007
    1808
    2006
    1840
    2005
    846
    2004
    96
    2003
    1518
    2002
    1514
    2001
    434
    2000
    0
    1999
    0
    1998
    0
    1997
    0
  • Production , saleable

    Production , saleable
    Month
    Net - oil
    [mill Sm3]
    Net - gas
    [bill Sm3]
    Net - condensate
    [mill Sm3]
    Net - NGL
    [mill Sm3]
    Net - oil equivalents
    [mill Sm3]
    Sum
    40.769151
    10.289384
    0.000000
    1.523590
    52.582125
    2022
    0.873539
    0.944417
    0.000000
    0.097060
    1.915016
    2021
    1.232318
    1.071310
    0.000000
    0.167183
    2.470811
    2020
    1.564457
    1.162196
    0.000000
    0.196956
    2.923609
    2019
    1.716309
    0.727530
    0.000000
    0.118080
    2.561919
    2018
    1.530537
    0.711129
    0.000000
    0.106334
    2.348000
    2017
    1.710237
    0.728192
    0.000000
    0.132069
    2.570498
    2016
    1.446061
    0.622924
    0.000000
    0.090026
    2.159011
    2015
    1.472804
    0.631534
    0.000000
    0.080558
    2.184896
    2014
    2.005664
    0.624556
    0.000000
    0.105465
    2.735685
    2013
    2.427593
    0.606265
    0.000000
    0.093737
    3.127595
    2012
    2.441688
    0.535298
    0.000000
    0.084225
    3.061211
    2011
    2.801545
    0.575877
    0.000000
    0.076911
    3.454333
    2010
    3.091206
    0.569385
    0.000000
    0.076488
    3.737079
    2009
    3.380604
    0.423248
    0.000000
    0.067877
    3.871729
    2008
    3.278243
    0.287576
    0.000000
    0.026943
    3.592762
    2007
    2.640629
    0.067947
    0.000000
    0.003678
    2.712254
    2006
    1.663245
    0.000000
    0.000000
    0.000000
    1.663245
    2005
    1.861071
    0.000000
    0.000000
    0.000000
    1.861071
    2004
    2.937856
    0.000000
    0.000000
    0.000000
    2.937856
    2003
    0.693545
    0.000000
    0.000000
    0.000000
    0.693545
  • Production , sum wellbores

    Production , sum wellbores
    Month
    Gross - oil
    [mill Sm3]
    Gross - gas
    [bill Sm3]
    Gross - condensate
    [mill Sm3]
    Gross - oil equivalents
    [mill Sm3]
    Sum
    40.445216
    15.754713
    0.000000
    56.199929
    2022
    0.887486
    0.981803
    0.000000
    1.869289
    2021
    1.257951
    1.095415
    0.000000
    2.353366
    2020
    1.616156
    1.201396
    0.000000
    2.817552
    2019
    1.692740
    0.716948
    0.000000
    2.409688
    2018
    1.439550
    0.635382
    0.000000
    2.074932
    2017
    1.665340
    0.706245
    0.000000
    2.371585
    2016
    1.428677
    0.627873
    0.000000
    2.056550
    2015
    1.447615
    0.642647
    0.000000
    2.090262
    2014
    1.958294
    0.724120
    0.000000
    2.682414
    2013
    2.418877
    0.786226
    0.000000
    3.205103
    2012
    2.446458
    0.722095
    0.000000
    3.168553
    2011
    2.805148
    0.811692
    0.000000
    3.616840
    2010
    3.117451
    0.833006
    0.000000
    3.950457
    2009
    3.426044
    0.969346
    0.000000
    4.395390
    2008
    3.310852
    1.023675
    0.000000
    4.334527
    2007
    2.557340
    1.126530
    0.000000
    3.683870
    2006
    1.608516
    0.721475
    0.000000
    2.329991
    2005
    1.821047
    0.713285
    0.000000
    2.534332
    2004
    2.862493
    0.617749
    0.000000
    3.480242
    2003
    0.677181
    0.097805
    0.000000
    0.774986
  • Production – charts

    Production – charts
    Production – charts
    Production – charts
    Production – charts
    Production – charts
    Production – charts
    Any produced water is only included after 1.1.2000
  • Wellbores – exploration

    Wellbores – exploration
    Wellbore name
    Entered date
    Completed date
    Purpose
    Status
    Content
    09.12.2020
    03.03.2021
    WILDCAT
    P&A
    OIL
    18.08.1990
    29.12.1990
    WILDCAT
    SUSPENDED
    OIL/GAS
    16.11.1991
    27.01.1992
    APPRAISAL
    P&A
    OIL/GAS
    23.07.1992
    29.09.1992
    WILDCAT
    P&A
    OIL/GAS
    03.03.1996
    11.05.1996
    WILDCAT
    P&A
    OIL/GAS
    02.03.1997
    01.05.1997
    APPRAISAL
    P&A
    OIL
    19.05.1997
    23.06.1997
    APPRAISAL
    P&A
    OIL/GAS
    23.06.1997
    14.07.1997
    APPRAISAL
    P&A
    OIL SHOWS
    16.04.1998
    22.05.1998
    APPRAISAL
    P&A
    SHOWS
    24.03.2014
    01.05.2014
    WILDCAT
    P&A
    OIL/GAS
    06.10.2019
    06.11.2019
    WILDCAT
    P&A
    OIL/GAS
    07.11.2019
    21.11.2019
    APPRAISAL
    P&A
    DRY
  • Wellbores – development

    Wellbores – development
    Wellbore name
    Entered date
    Completed date
    Purpose
    Content
    05.08.2002
    13.11.2002
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    25.07.2002
    31.08.2002
    OBSERVATION
    NOT APPLICABLE
    19.09.2002
    22.10.2002
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    08.08.2002
    23.12.2002
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    18.02.2003
    27.04.2003
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    28.04.2003
    10.05.2003
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    04.01.2003
    24.01.2003
    OBSERVATION
    NOT APPLICABLE
    25.01.2003
    08.02.2003
    INJECTION
    GAS
    11.02.2007
    26.05.2007
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    09.06.2019
    15.07.2019
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    16.07.2019
    27.07.2019
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    26.06.2007
    26.08.2007
    OBSERVATION
    OIL
    02.09.2007
    18.10.2007
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    17.04.2019
    05.05.2019
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    06.05.2019
    14.05.2019
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    02.05.2008
    11.07.2008
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    11.08.2019
    01.09.2019
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    02.09.2019
    10.09.2019
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    06.08.2008
    22.09.2008
    INJECTION
    WATER
    23.09.2008
    02.10.2008
    INJECTION
    WATER
    25.03.2006
    19.05.2006
    OBSERVATION
    OIL
    20.05.2006
    09.06.2006
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    17.06.2016
    26.07.2016
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    27.11.2007
    12.01.2008
    OBSERVATION
    OIL
    15.01.2008
    15.03.2008
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    16.03.2008
    09.04.2008
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    18.12.2006
    18.01.2007
    INJECTION
    WATER
    01.12.2008
    11.12.2008
    INJECTION
    WATER
    25.01.2007
    08.02.2007
    INJECTION
    CUTTINGS
  • Wellbores – other

    Wellbores – other
    Wellbore name
    Entered date
    Completed date
    Purpose
    Status