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VARG

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  • General information

    General information
    Attribute Value
    Field name
    Official field name
    VARG
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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
    1984
    Main area
    Main NCS area. Example of legal values: NORTH SEA, NORWEGIAN SEA, BARENTS SEA
    North sea
    Main supply base
    Main supply base
    Tananger
    NPDID field
    NPD's unique id for fields
    43451
  • Picture

    Picture
    VARG Field
  • Discoveries included

    Discoveries included
    Discovery name
  • Activity status – history

    Activity status – history
    Status
    Status from
    Status to
    Shut down
    02.06.2016
    Producing
    22.12.1998
    01.06.2016
    Approved for production
    03.05.1996
    21.12.1998
  • Located in

    Located in
    Block name
    Prod. licence
    15/12
  • 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
    60.000000
    NO
    40.000000
  • 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]
    16.33
    0.30
    0.02
    0.02
    16.69
    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]
    42.54
    0.00
    5.48
    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
    Varg is a field in the central part of the North Sea, south of the Sleipner Øst field. The water depth is 85 metres. Varg was discovered in 1984, and the plan for development and operation (PDO) was approved in 1996. The field was developed with the production vessel "Petrojarl Varg", which had integrated oil storage and was connected to the wellhead facility Varg A. Production started in 1998.
    11.02.2020
    Reservoir
    Varg produced oil mainly from Upper Jurassic sandstone in the Ula Formation. The reservoir is at a depth of about 2,700 metres. The structure is segmented and includes several isolated compartments with varying reservoir properties.
    25.04.2019
    Recovery
    The field was produced with pressure maintenance using water and gas injection. The smaller structures were produced by pressure depletion. All wells were produced with gas lift.
    11.04.2017
    Transport
    Oil was off-loaded from the production vessel onto tankers. All gas was reinjected until gas export started in 2014. A pipeline was installed between the Varg and Rev fields to export the gas to the UK via the Central Area Transmission System (CATS).
    11.04.2017
    Status
    The decommissioning plan for Varg was approved in 2001. The plan then was to produce until summer 2002, but measures implemented on the field prolonged its lifetime. A new decommissioning plan was submitted in 2015. The field was shut down in 2016 and the facility was removed in 2018.
    02.02.2021
  • Investments (expected)

    Investments (expected)
  • Investments (historical)

    Investments (historical)
    Investments
    [mill NOK nominal values]
    Sum
    8923
    2020
    0
    2019
    0
    2018
    0
    2017
    0
    2016
    0
    2015
    4
    2014
    14
    2013
    535
    2012
    513
    2011
    397
    2010
    307
    2009
    677
    2008
    491
    2007
    -23
    2006
    477
    2005
    553
    2004
    651
    2003
    202
    2002
    0
    2001
    58
    2000
    77
    1999
    662
    1998
    1306
    1997
    874
    1996
    1148
  • 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
    16.332471
    0.295984
    0.022390
    0.038785
    16.689630
    2016
    0.101490
    0.090838
    0.004065
    0.012482
    0.208875
    2015
    0.320270
    0.078506
    0.003856
    0.010414
    0.413046
    2014
    0.399290
    0.126640
    0.014469
    0.015889
    0.556288
    2013
    0.460220
    0.000000
    0.000000
    0.000000
    0.460220
    2012
    0.646957
    0.000000
    0.000000
    0.000000
    0.646957
    2011
    0.971700
    0.000000
    0.000000
    0.000000
    0.971700
    2010
    1.420258
    0.000000
    0.000000
    0.000000
    1.420258
    2009
    0.788925
    0.000000
    0.000000
    0.000000
    0.788925
    2008
    0.703283
    0.000000
    0.000000
    0.000000
    0.703283
    2007
    0.797072
    0.000000
    0.000000
    0.000000
    0.797072
    2006
    0.853520
    0.000000
    0.000000
    0.000000
    0.853520
    2005
    1.281357
    0.000000
    0.000000
    0.000000
    1.281357
    2004
    1.207342
    0.000000
    0.000000
    0.000000
    1.207342
    2003
    0.920770
    0.000000
    0.000000
    0.000000
    0.920770
    2002
    0.784198
    0.000000
    0.000000
    0.000000
    0.784198
    2001
    1.185320
    0.000000
    0.000000
    0.000000
    1.185320
    2000
    1.737726
    0.000000
    0.000000
    0.000000
    1.737726
    1999
    1.742612
    0.000000
    0.000000
    0.000000
    1.742612
    1998
    0.010161
    0.000000
    0.000000
    0.000000
    0.010161
  • 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
    16.332471
    4.874785
    0.000000
    21.207256
    2016
    0.101490
    0.127694
    0.000000
    0.229184
    2015
    0.320270
    0.343088
    0.000000
    0.663358
    2014
    0.399290
    0.338676
    0.000000
    0.737966
    2013
    0.460220
    0.279249
    0.000000
    0.739469
    2012
    0.646957
    0.260184
    0.000000
    0.907141
    2011
    0.971700
    0.238054
    0.000000
    1.209754
    2010
    1.420258
    0.257836
    0.000000
    1.678094
    2009
    0.788925
    0.389876
    0.000000
    1.178801
    2008
    0.703283
    0.238714
    0.000000
    0.941997
    2007
    0.797072
    0.182114
    0.000000
    0.979186
    2006
    0.853520
    0.209860
    0.000000
    1.063380
    2005
    1.281357
    0.264047
    0.000000
    1.545404
    2004
    1.207342
    0.248988
    0.000000
    1.456330
    2003
    0.920770
    0.281662
    0.000000
    1.202432
    2002
    0.784198
    0.318782
    0.000000
    1.102980
    2001
    1.185320
    0.253949
    0.000000
    1.439269
    2000
    1.737726
    0.350470
    0.000000
    2.088196
    1999
    1.742612
    0.290225
    0.000000
    2.032837
    1998
    0.010161
    0.001317
    0.000000
    0.011478
  • 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
    13.09.1984
    31.10.1984
    WILDCAT
    P&A
    OIL
    12.03.1986
    04.05.1986
    APPRAISAL
    P&A
    OIL
    19.08.1990
    04.11.1990
    APPRAISAL
    RE-CLASS TO DEV
    OIL
    17.07.1992
    08.10.1992
    APPRAISAL
    RE-CLASS TO DEV
    OIL
    02.10.1996
    04.11.1996
    APPRAISAL
    RE-CLASS TO DEV
    OIL
    14.12.2003
    31.12.2003
    APPRAISAL
    RE-CLASS TO DEV
    OIL
    28.05.2008
    01.07.2008
    WILDCAT
    RE-CLASS TO DEV
    OIL
  • Wellbores – development

    Wellbores – development
    Wellbore name
    Entered date
    Completed date
    Purpose
    Content
    26.03.2004
    13.05.2004
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    01.03.2011
    10.03.2011
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    19.02.2013
    11.03.2013
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    19.08.1990
    04.11.1990
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    15.05.2005
    12.06.2005
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    02.09.2009
    22.09.2009
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    23.10.2012
    17.12.2012
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    02.10.1996
    04.11.1996
    INJECTION
    CUTTINGS
    22.04.1998
    01.12.1998
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    26.09.2005
    30.09.2005
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    05.04.1999
    02.06.1999
    INJECTION
    GAS
    05.02.2004
    07.03.2004
    INJECTION
    WATER
    23.06.2005
    16.07.2005
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    28.05.2008
    01.07.2008
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    11.01.2010
    03.02.2010
    PRODUCTION
    DRY
    06.02.2010
    16.02.2010
    INJECTION
    WATER
    15.05.1998
    02.07.1998
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    28.07.2008
    12.08.2008
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    31.07.2004
    28.10.2004
    INJECTION
    WATER
    02.08.2006
    14.08.2006
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    07.12.2009
    21.12.2009
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    01.06.2004
    16.07.2004
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    15.10.2009
    01.11.2009
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    17.07.1992
    08.10.1992
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    14.03.1999
    20.09.1999
    INJECTION
    GAS
    14.12.2003
    31.12.2003
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    12.09.2006
    12.10.2006
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    23.03.2011
    10.04.2011
    PRODUCTION
    DRY
    14.04.2011
    19.04.2011
    PRODUCTION
    DRY
    04.01.2013
    31.01.2013
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    22.06.1999
    12.08.1999
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    08.05.1998
    10.08.1998
    INJECTION
    GAS
    23.05.1998
    14.02.1999
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    23.01.2003
    06.02.2003
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    29.03.2005
    01.05.2005
    INJECTION
    WATER
  • Wellbores – other

    Wellbores – other
    Wellbore name
    Entered date
    Completed date
    Purpose
    Status