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ORMEN LANGE

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  • General information

    General information
    Attribute Value
    Field name
    Official field name
    ORMEN LANGE
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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
    1997
    Main area
    Main NCS area. Example of legal values: NORTH SEA, NORWEGIAN SEA, BARENTS SEA
    Norwegian sea
    Main supply base
    Main supply base
    Kristiansund
    NPDID field
    NPD's unique id for fields
    2762452
  • Picture

    Picture
    ORMEN LANGE Field
  • Discoveries included

    Discoveries included
    Discovery name
  • Activity status – history

    Activity status – history
    Status
    Status from
    Status to
    Producing
    13.09.2007
    Approved for production
    02.04.2004
    12.09.2007
  • Located in

    Located in
    Block name
    Prod. licence
    6305/7
    6305/8
  • 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
    36.485000
    NO
    25.345200
    NO
    17.813400
    NO
    14.020800
    NO
    6.335600
  • 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
    346.55
    0.00
    19.86
    366.41
    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
    37.00
    0.00
    398.00
    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
    104.52
    0.00
    3.46
    107.98
  • Description

    Description
    Type
    Text
    Date updated
    Development
    Ormen Lange is a field in the southern part of the Norwegian Sea, 120 kilometres west-northwest of the Nyhamna processing plant. The water depth 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. The development comprises four 8-slot subsea templates with a total of 24 production 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.
    25.02.2020
    Reservoir
    Ormen Lange produces very dry gas and small amounts of condensate from Paleocene sandstone in the Egga Formation. The reservoir lies at a depth of 2,700-2,900 metres below sea level and has excellent quality.
    27.02.2020
    Recovery
    The field is produced by pressure depletion.
    16.03.2018
    Transport
    The well stream is transported in two multiphase pipelines to the Nyhamna terminal for processing and is exported in the Langeled pipeline via Sleipner to Easington in the UK.
    25.02.2020
    Status
    Ormen Lange production is declining, and reservoir monitoring is a key focus. Land-based gas compression at the Nyhamna terminal started operation in 2017, and a PDO for subsea gas compression was submitted to the authorities in 2021. Work is ongoing to increase recovery from the field, and two new infill wells are planned drilled in 2022.
    21.12.2021
  • Investments (expected)

    Investments (expected)
    Future investments from 2021 [mill NOK 2021-kroner] : 14110
  • Investments (historical)

    Investments (historical)
    Investments
    [mill NOK nominal values]
    Sum
    51753
    2020
    221
    2019
    249
    2018
    140
    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

    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
    249.292244
    16.552528
    0.000000
    265.844772
    2022
    0.000000
    7.245998
    0.333226
    0.000000
    7.579224
    2021
    0.000000
    11.204512
    0.533687
    0.000000
    11.738199
    2020
    0.000000
    11.911325
    0.597097
    0.000000
    12.508422
    2019
    0.000000
    12.631961
    0.660941
    0.000000
    13.292902
    2018
    0.000000
    15.674537
    0.831869
    0.000000
    16.506406
    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

    Production , sum wellbores
    Month
    Gross - oil
    [mill Sm3]
    Gross - gas
    [bill Sm3]
    Gross - condensate
    [mill Sm3]
    Gross - oil equivalents
    [mill Sm3]
    Sum
    0.000000
    249.226820
    16.448803
    265.675623
    2022
    0.000000
    7.244818
    0.295772
    7.540590
    2021
    0.000000
    11.201123
    0.486314
    11.687437
    2020
    0.000000
    11.882348
    0.578695
    12.461043
    2019
    0.000000
    12.564524
    0.656931
    13.221455
    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

    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
    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

    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
    21.06.2022
    08.10.2022
    PRODUCTION
    GAS
    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
    09.03.2022
    23.04.2022
    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
  • Wellbores – other

    Wellbores – other
    Wellbore name
    Entered date
    Completed date
    Purpose
    Status