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SNØHVIT

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  • General information

    General information
    Attribute Value
    Field name
    Official field name
    SNØHVIT
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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
    1984
    Main area
    Main NCS area. Example of legal values: NORTH SEA, NORWEGIAN SEA, BARENTS SEA
    Barents sea
    Main supply base
    Main supply base
    Hammerfest
    NPDID field
    NPD's unique id for fields
    2053062
  • Picture

    Picture
    SNØHVIT Field
  • Discoveries included

  • Activity status – history

    Activity status – history
    Status
    Status from
    Status to
    Producing
    21.08.2007
    Approved for production
    07.03.2002
    20.08.2007
  • Located in

    Located in
    Block name
    Prod. licence
    7120/8
    7120/7
    7120/9
    7120/6
    7121/4
    7121/7
    7121/5
    7120/5
  • Owner – current

    Owner – current
    Owner kind
    Owner name
    BUSINESS ARRANGEMENT AREA
  • Operatorship – current

    Operatorship – current
    Company name
  • Licensees – current

    Licensees – current
    Company name
    Nation code
    Company share [%]
    NO
    36.790000
    NO
    30.000000
    NO
    18.400000
    NO
    12.000000
    NO
    2.810000
  • 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]
    0.00
    211.84
    8.31
    23.75
    251.38
    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]
    0.00
    43.73
    11.10
    369.87
    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]
    0.00
    148.06
    5.19
    14.88
    172.80
  • Description

    Description
    Type
    Text
    Date updated
    Development
    Snøhvit is a field in the central part of the Hammerfest Basin in the southern part of the Barents Sea. The water depth is 310-340 metres. Snøhvit was discovered in 1984, and the plan for development and operation (PDO) was approved in 2002. Snøhvit was the first field development in the Barents Sea. The field includes the Snøhvit, Albatross and Askeladd structures and has been developed in multiple phases. The development includes several subsea templates. Two well slots are used for CO2 injection. Production started in 2007. A PDO exemption for Snøhvit North was granted in 2015.
    26.02.2020
    Reservoir
    Snøhvit produces gas with condensate from Lower and Middle Jurassic sandstone in the Nordmela and Stø Formations. The reservoirs lie at a depth of 2,300 metres and have moderate to good quality. Development of a thin oil zone underlying the gas at the Snøhvit structure is not included in the PDO.
    25.04.2019
    Recovery
    The field is produced by pressure depletion.
    16.03.2018
    Transport
    The well stream, with natural gas, CO2, natural gas liquids (NGL) and condensate, is transported in a 160-kilometre pipeline to the liquid natural gas (LNG) processing facility at Melkøya near Hammerfest. The CO2 is separated and returned to the field by pipeline for injection into the aquifer (Stø reservoir). LNG, liquid petroleum gas (LPG) and condensate are shipped to the market.
    17.02.2021
    Status
    Snøhvit production is in its plateau phase. Since production started, additional production wells have been drilled in different structures. Work is ongoing to evaluate future compression solutions, as well as measures for reducing CO2 emissions from the onshore facility at Melkøya. There has been no production from Snøhvit in 2021 due to a fire at the LNG plant at Melkøya in September 2020. The work to get the LNG plant back into operation (the Cold Return project) is scheduled to be finished early 2022.
    22.12.2021
  • Investments (expected)

    Investments (expected)
    Future investments from 2021 [mill NOK 2021-kroner] : 15694
  • Investments (historical)

    Investments (historical)
    Investments
    [mill NOK nominal values]
    Sum
    18810
    2020
    2285
    2019
    2119
    2018
    1248
    2017
    612
    2016
    1196
    2015
    1260
    2014
    1204
    2013
    523
    2012
    128
    2011
    133
    2010
    100
    2009
    58
    2008
    27
    2007
    237
    2006
    1113
    2005
    3093
    2004
    2371
    2003
    902
    2002
    201
  • 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
    0.000000
    64.239602
    9.916781
    5.851555
    80.007938
    2022
    0.000000
    0.927520
    0.127542
    0.068877
    1.123939
    2021
    0.000000
    -0.036337
    -0.000254
    -0.003584
    -0.040175
    2020
    0.000000
    3.776055
    0.493222
    0.299553
    4.568830
    2019
    0.000000
    6.216327
    0.827328
    0.528989
    7.572644
    2018
    0.000000
    6.450877
    0.881864
    0.579164
    7.911905
    2017
    0.000000
    5.576015
    0.786271
    0.514407
    6.876693
    2016
    0.000000
    6.055298
    0.872177
    0.548835
    7.476310
    2015
    0.000000
    5.963091
    0.882464
    0.539250
    7.384805
    2014
    0.000000
    5.223684
    0.806155
    0.478181
    6.508020
    2013
    0.000000
    4.288947
    0.694239
    0.406081
    5.389267
    2012
    0.000000
    4.651352
    0.770685
    0.429674
    5.851711
    2011
    0.000000
    4.314864
    0.717551
    0.404402
    5.436817
    2010
    0.000000
    4.999457
    0.841805
    0.471578
    6.312840
    2009
    0.000000
    3.332633
    0.598608
    0.325104
    4.256345
    2008
    0.000000
    2.355121
    0.506296
    0.246979
    3.108396
    2007
    0.000000
    0.144698
    0.110828
    0.014065
    0.269591
  • 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
    0.000000
    77.724309
    9.927315
    87.651624
    2022
    0.000000
    1.151107
    0.127740
    1.278847
    2021
    0.000000
    0.000000
    0.000000
    0.000000
    2020
    0.000000
    4.447339
    0.493453
    4.940792
    2019
    0.000000
    7.320568
    0.827389
    8.147957
    2018
    0.000000
    7.595276
    0.883234
    8.478510
    2017
    0.000000
    6.660636
    0.785237
    7.445873
    2016
    0.000000
    7.207243
    0.873531
    8.080774
    2015
    0.000000
    7.077456
    0.883833
    7.961289
    2014
    0.000000
    6.236256
    0.807407
    7.043663
    2013
    0.000000
    5.131981
    0.694574
    5.826555
    2012
    0.000000
    5.612860
    0.771882
    6.384742
    2011
    0.000000
    5.165176
    0.718664
    5.883840
    2010
    0.000000
    5.966421
    0.843112
    6.809533
    2009
    0.000000
    4.016738
    0.601641
    4.618379
    2008
    0.000000
    3.304378
    0.504843
    3.809221
    2007
    0.000000
    0.830874
    0.110775
    0.941649
  • 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
    02.02.1985
    02.05.1985
    APPRAISAL
    P&A
    OIL/GAS
    14.06.2007
    22.07.2007
    APPRAISAL
    P&A
    OIL/GAS
    31.07.1982
    08.10.1982
    WILDCAT
    P&A
    GAS
    26.05.1983
    21.08.1983
    WILDCAT
    P&A
    GAS/CONDENSATE
    28.06.1981
    10.09.1981
    WILDCAT
    P&A
    GAS/CONDENSATE
    15.04.1982
    29.07.1982
    APPRAISAL
    P&A
    GAS
    07.04.1983
    24.05.1983
    APPRAISAL
    P&A
    SHOWS
    25.07.1982
    26.09.1982
    WILDCAT
    P&A
    GAS
    18.04.1984
    20.10.1984
    APPRAISAL
    P&A
    GAS
    06.08.1984
    27.10.1984
    WILDCAT
    P&A
    OIL/GAS
    29.01.1985
    14.04.1985
    WILDCAT
    P&A
    GAS/CONDENSATE
    07.06.1985
    28.09.1985
    APPRAISAL
    P&A
    OIL/GAS
    11.06.1984
    05.08.1984
    APPRAISAL
    P&A
    GAS/CONDENSATE
    07.07.1986
    12.08.1986
    WILDCAT
    P&A
    GAS
  • Wellbores – development

    Wellbores – development
    Wellbore name
    Entered date
    Completed date
    Purpose
    Content
    19.12.2019
    09.01.2020
    OBSERVATION
    NOT APPLICABLE
    10.01.2020
    19.01.2020
    PRODUCTION
    GAS
    10.12.2019
    02.02.2020
    OBSERVATION
    NOT APPLICABLE
    03.02.2020
    12.02.2020
    PRODUCTION
    GAS
    14.12.2019
    10.03.2020
    PRODUCTION
    GAS
    03.03.2005
    28.03.2005
    PRODUCTION
    GAS
    16.02.2005
    14.04.2005
    PRODUCTION
    GAS
    27.02.2005
    02.05.2005
    PRODUCTION
    GAS
    09.07.2005
    24.07.2005
    PRODUCTION
    GAS
    25.05.2005
    06.07.2005
    PRODUCTION
    GAS
    18.05.2005
    22.06.2005
    PRODUCTION
    GAS
    30.07.2016
    29.12.2016
    PRODUCTION
    NOT APPLICABLE
    18.12.2004
    01.02.2005
    INJECTION
    CO2
    05.03.2017
    05.05.2017
    PRODUCTION
    GAS
    06.08.2018
    15.09.2018
    PRODUCTION
    GAS
    14.08.2016
    23.09.2016
    INJECTION
    CO2
    01.12.2005
    09.02.2006
    PRODUCTION
    GAS
    04.12.2005
    25.12.2005
    PRODUCTION
    GAS
    27.11.2005
    18.01.2006
    PRODUCTION
    GAS
  • Wellbores – other

    Wellbores – other
    Wellbore name
    Entered date
    Completed date
    Purpose
    Status
    28.11.2020
    29.11.2020
    SHALLOW GAS
    P&A