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  • General information

    General information
    Attribute Value
    Field name
    Official field name
    VOLVE
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    Current activity status
    Current activity status of the field. Example of legal values: SHUT DOWN, PRODUCING, PDO APPROVED
    Shut down
    Discovery wellbore
    Name of the wellbore which proved the field.
    Discovery year.
    The year the field was discovered
    1993
    Main area
    Main NCS area. Example of legal values: NORTH SEA, NORWEGIAN SEA, BARENTS SEA
    North sea
    Main supply base
    Main supply base
    Dusavik
    NPDID field
    NPD's unique id for fields
    3420717
  • Picture

    Picture
    VOLVE Field
  • Discoveries included

    Discoveries included
    Discovery name
  • Activity status – history

    Activity status – history
    Status
    Status from
    Status to
    Shut down
    22.09.2016
    Producing
    12.02.2008
    21.09.2016
    Approved for production
    22.04.2005
    11.02.2008
  • Located in

    Located in
    Block name
    Prod. licence
    15/9
  • 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
    50.000000
    NO
    50.000000
  • 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]
    10.17
    0.81
    0.16
    0.09
    11.37
    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]
    18.70
    0.00
    2.80
    0.00
    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
    0.00
    0.00
    0.00
    0.00
  • Description

    Description
    Type
    Text
    Date updated
    Development
    Volve is a field in the central part of the North Sea, five kilometres north of the Sleipner Øst field. The water depth is 80 metres. Volve was discovered in 1993, and the plan for development and operation (PDO) was approved in 2005. The field was developed with a jack-up processing and drilling facility. The vessel "Navion Saga" was used for storing stabilised oil. Production started in 2008.
    25.04.2019
    Reservoir
    Volve produced oil from sandstone of Middle Jurassic age in the Hugin Formation. The reservoir is at a depth of 2,700-3,100 metres. The western part of the structure is heavily faulted and communication across the faults is uncertain.
    25.04.2019
    Recovery
    The field was produced with water injection for pressure support.
    16.03.2018
    Transport
    The oil was exported by tankers and the rich gas was transported to the Sleipner A facility for further export.
    16.03.2018
    Status
    The field was shut down in 2016 and the facility was removed in 2018.
    11.02.2020
  • Investments (expected)

    Investments (expected)
  • Investments (historical)

    Investments (historical)
    Investments
    [mill NOK nominal values]
    Sum
    4689
    2020
    0
    2019
    0
    2018
    0
    2017
    0
    2016
    -5
    2015
    10
    2014
    301
    2013
    968
    2012
    371
    2011
    37
    2010
    74
    2009
    300
    2008
    696
    2007
    1170
    2006
    583
    2005
    184
  • 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
    10.171934
    0.812558
    0.089384
    0.303302
    11.377178
    2017
    0.000000
    0.000000
    0.000000
    0.000000
    0.000000
    2016
    0.326674
    0.028020
    0.000000
    0.002613
    0.357307
    2015
    0.880751
    0.000458
    0.000000
    0.013613
    0.894822
    2014
    0.759840
    0.013841
    0.000389
    0.006786
    0.780856
    2013
    0.572317
    0.039964
    0.001221
    0.005520
    0.619022
    2012
    0.586592
    0.045468
    0.002652
    0.011310
    0.646022
    2011
    0.859404
    0.076775
    0.006466
    0.024540
    0.967185
    2010
    1.698554
    0.156727
    0.017001
    0.056210
    1.928492
    2009
    2.717402
    0.296534
    0.035450
    0.115534
    3.164920
    2008
    1.770400
    0.154771
    0.026205
    0.067176
    2.018552
  • 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
    10.069554
    1.449491
    0.000000
    11.519045
    2017
    0.000000
    0.000000
    0.000000
    0.000000
    2016
    0.313369
    0.050127
    0.000000
    0.363496
    2015
    0.861748
    0.128425
    0.000000
    0.990173
    2014
    0.743108
    0.112472
    0.000000
    0.855580
    2013
    0.558012
    0.087589
    0.000000
    0.645601
    2012
    0.574210
    0.090208
    0.000000
    0.664418
    2011
    0.847966
    0.130320
    0.000000
    0.978286
    2010
    1.690170
    0.243985
    0.000000
    1.934155
    2009
    2.715076
    0.380346
    0.000000
    3.095422
    2008
    1.765895
    0.226019
    0.000000
    1.991914
  • 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
    25.07.1997
    09.11.1997
    APPRAISAL
    P&A
    OIL
    09.11.1997
    02.02.1998
    APPRAISAL
    P&A
    SHOWS
    18.11.1992
    31.01.1993
    WILDCAT
    SUSPENDED
    DRY
    17.02.1993
    29.04.1993
    WILDCAT
    SUSPENDED
    OIL
    18.07.1997
    25.07.1997
    WILDCAT
    P&A
    OIL
  • Wellbores – development

    Wellbores – development
    Wellbore name
    Entered date
    Completed date
    Purpose
    Content
    23.07.2013
    21.08.2013
    OBSERVATION
    OIL
    23.08.2013
    27.08.2013
    OBSERVATION
    OIL
    29.08.2013
    08.09.2013
    INJECTION
    WATER
    21.02.2014
    18.03.2014
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    13.10.2007
    09.03.2008
    INJECTION
    WATER
    18.12.2007
    01.08.2008
    INJECTION
    WATER
    16.09.2007
    06.10.2007
    PRODUCTION
    WATER
    30.08.2008
    02.09.2008
    PRODUCTION
    WATER
    01.07.2009
    09.07.2009
    PRODUCTION
    WATER
    06.04.2009
    08.06.2009
    OBSERVATION
    NOT APPLICABLE
    OBSERVATION
    PRODUCTION
    07.03.2013
    12.05.2013
    OBSERVATION
    OIL
    14.05.2013
    26.05.2013
    OBSERVATION
    OIL
    28.05.2013
    15.06.2013
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    14.06.2007
    27.08.2007
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    05.12.2007
    17.06.2008
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    24.12.2007
    05.12.2008
    OBSERVATION
    NOT APPLICABLE
    11.12.2008
    10.01.2009
    OBSERVATION
    NOT APPLICABLE
    13.01.2009
    16.01.2009
    OBSERVATION
    NOT APPLICABLE
    18.01.2009
    15.02.2009
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    10.11.2013
    07.12.2013
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
  • Wellbores – other

    Wellbores – other
    Wellbore name
    Entered date
    Completed date
    Purpose
    Status