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EMBLA

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  • General information

    General information
    Attribute Value
    Field name
    Official field name
    EMBLA
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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
    1988
    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
    43534
  • Picture

    Picture
    EMBLA Field
  • Discoveries included

    Discoveries included
    Discovery name
  • Activity status – history

    Activity status – history
    Status
    Status from
    Status to
    Producing
    12.05.1993
    Approved for production
    14.12.1990
    11.05.1993
  • Located in

    Located in
    Block name
    Prod. licence
    2/7
  • 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
    39.896000
    NO
    35.112000
    NO
    12.388000
    NO
    7.604000
    NO
    5.000000
  • 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]
    12.35
    5.49
    0.64
    0.00
    19.06
    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]
    48.66
    0.00
    17.34
    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]
    0.44
    0.41
    0.05
    0.00
    0.95
  • Description

    Description
    Type
    Text
    Date updated
    Development
    Embla is a field in the southern part of the Norwegian sector in the North Sea, just south of the Eldfisk field. The water depth is 70 metres. Embla was discovered in 1988, and the plan for development and operation (PDO) was approved in 1990. The field has been developed with an unmanned wellhead facility, which is remotely controlled from Eldfisk. Production started in 1993. In 1995, an amended PDO for Embla was approved.
    12.02.2020
    Reservoir
    Embla produces oil and gas from segmented sandstone and conglomerate of Devonian and Permian age. The reservoir lies at a depth of more than 4,000 metres and has high pressure and high temperature (HPHT). It has a complex, highly faulted structure.
    16.03.2018
    Recovery
    The field is produced by pressure depletion.
    16.03.2018
    Transport
    Oil and gas are transported by pipeline to the Eldfisk S facility for processing, and further to the Ekofisk Centre for export. Gas from the Ekofisk area is transported via the Norpipe gas pipeline to Emden in Germany, while the oil is sent via the Norpipe oil pipeline to Teesside in the UK.
    16.03.2018
    Status
    As part of the Eldfisk II development project, Embla was tied to the Eldfisk S facility, extending the lifetime for Embla. Currently, there are four producers. Because of the complexity of the reservoir, there are no plans other than optimising the existing production wells.
    21.12.2021
  • Investments (expected)

    Investments (expected)
    Future investments from 2021 [mill NOK 2021-kroner] : 4
  • Investments (historical)

    Investments (historical)
    Investments
    [mill NOK nominal values]
    Sum
    3722
    2020
    2
    2019
    2
    2018
    4
    2017
    27
    2016
    1
    2015
    121
    2014
    131
    2013
    150
    2012
    155
    2011
    65
    2010
    58
    2009
    27
    2008
    19
    2007
    1
    2006
    8
    2005
    418
    2004
    12
    2003
    133
    2002
    0
    2001
    0
    2000
    15
    1999
    353
    1998
    0
    1997
    0
    1996
    1
    1995
    3
    1994
    0
    1993
    373
    1992
    1183
    1991
    430
    1990
    30
  • 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
    11.522217
    4.726932
    0.000000
    1.087225
    17.336374
    2022
    0.038079
    0.062767
    0.000000
    0.012234
    0.113080
    2021
    0.075066
    0.093014
    0.000000
    0.016415
    0.184495
    2020
    0.077382
    0.094070
    0.000000
    0.019256
    0.190708
    2019
    0.087090
    0.102822
    0.000000
    0.020663
    0.210575
    2018
    0.146766
    0.105742
    0.000000
    0.022029
    0.274537
    2017
    0.184917
    0.109142
    0.000000
    0.021756
    0.315815
    2016
    0.154376
    0.102055
    0.000000
    0.020026
    0.276457
    2015
    0.129199
    0.083684
    0.000000
    0.016723
    0.229606
    2014
    0.192006
    0.075517
    0.000000
    0.017747
    0.285270
    2013
    0.125180
    0.068675
    0.000000
    0.014190
    0.208045
    2012
    0.120460
    0.091611
    0.000000
    0.018494
    0.230565
    2011
    0.147996
    0.117280
    0.000000
    0.022678
    0.287954
    2010
    0.172151
    0.155435
    0.000000
    0.031901
    0.359487
    2009
    0.224458
    0.145303
    0.000000
    0.031504
    0.401265
    2008
    0.218954
    0.144456
    0.000000
    0.031435
    0.394845
    2007
    0.196946
    0.110466
    0.000000
    0.025141
    0.332553
    2006
    0.329920
    0.158861
    0.000000
    0.038658
    0.527439
    2005
    0.281662
    0.135441
    0.000000
    0.029661
    0.446764
    2004
    0.400365
    0.158750
    0.000000
    0.040014
    0.599129
    2003
    0.403208
    0.108767
    0.000000
    0.033641
    0.545616
    2002
    0.387038
    0.079229
    0.000000
    0.035957
    0.502224
    2001
    0.495126
    0.082133
    0.000000
    0.043202
    0.620461
    2000
    0.636833
    0.225318
    0.000000
    0.061203
    0.923354
    1999
    0.700903
    0.251046
    0.000000
    0.062354
    1.014303
    1998
    0.484881
    0.185904
    0.000000
    0.039422
    0.710207
    1997
    0.736073
    0.296414
    0.000000
    0.061547
    1.094034
    1996
    0.998578
    0.355248
    0.000000
    0.071814
    1.425640
    1995
    1.272605
    0.389236
    0.000000
    0.085680
    1.747521
    1994
    1.415889
    0.428067
    0.000000
    0.096269
    1.940225
    1993
    0.688110
    0.210479
    0.000000
    0.045611
    0.944200
  • 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
    11.754667
    6.268649
    0.000000
    18.023316
    2022
    0.033911
    0.072302
    0.000000
    0.106213
    2021
    0.067428
    0.136244
    0.000000
    0.203672
    2020
    0.069567
    0.156844
    0.000000
    0.226411
    2019
    0.082000
    0.161164
    0.000000
    0.243164
    2018
    0.142128
    0.169588
    0.000000
    0.311716
    2017
    0.181705
    0.171597
    0.000000
    0.353302
    2016
    0.150988
    0.152191
    0.000000
    0.303179
    2015
    0.123352
    0.127533
    0.000000
    0.250885
    2014
    0.197694
    0.165054
    0.000000
    0.362748
    2013
    0.128519
    0.112182
    0.000000
    0.240701
    2012
    0.122114
    0.143710
    0.000000
    0.265824
    2011
    0.147246
    0.158814
    0.000000
    0.306060
    2010
    0.159768
    0.202799
    0.000000
    0.362567
    2009
    0.196052
    0.205790
    0.000000
    0.401842
    2008
    0.209094
    0.188501
    0.000000
    0.397595
    2007
    0.186613
    0.146192
    0.000000
    0.332805
    2006
    0.314426
    0.216336
    0.000000
    0.530762
    2005
    0.271735
    0.175536
    0.000000
    0.447271
    2004
    0.392202
    0.199289
    0.000000
    0.591491
    2003
    0.385746
    0.173404
    0.000000
    0.559150
    2002
    0.365558
    0.166954
    0.000000
    0.532512
    2001
    0.466316
    0.248181
    0.000000
    0.714497
    2000
    0.626579
    0.350096
    0.000000
    0.976675
    1999
    0.803717
    0.255672
    0.000000
    1.059389
    1998
    0.521951
    0.197529
    0.000000
    0.719480
    1997
    0.798353
    0.326167
    0.000000
    1.124520
    1996
    1.061444
    0.382519
    0.000000
    1.443963
    1995
    1.339660
    0.416730
    0.000000
    1.756390
    1994
    1.488530
    0.460537
    0.000000
    1.949067
    1993
    0.720271
    0.229194
    0.000000
    0.949465
  • 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
    25.12.1973
    10.04.1974
    WILDCAT
    P&A
    OIL
    15.10.1987
    25.06.1988
    WILDCAT
    SUSPENDED
    OIL
    14.10.1991
    01.11.1991
    WILDCAT
    RE-CLASS TO DEV
    OIL
    21.06.1989
    09.01.1990
    APPRAISAL
    SUSPENDED
    OIL
    13.09.1991
    14.10.1991
    APPRAISAL
    RE-CLASS TO DEV
    OIL
    15.05.1990
    21.11.1990
    APPRAISAL
    P&A
    OIL
    29.11.1990
    31.03.1991
    APPRAISAL
    P&A
    DRY
    20.03.1991
    13.09.1991
    APPRAISAL
    RE-CLASS TO DEV
    OIL
    09.11.1991
    17.06.1992
    APPRAISAL
    RE-CLASS TO DEV
    OIL
  • Wellbores – development

    Wellbores – development
    Wellbore name
    Entered date
    Completed date
    Purpose
    Content
    25.08.1999
    02.11.1999
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    01.07.2005
    20.10.2005
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    14.06.1999
    14.08.1999
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    18.07.1993
    05.09.1993
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    13.09.1991
    14.10.1991
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    20.03.1991
    13.09.1991
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    09.11.1991
    17.06.1992
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
  • Wellbores – other

    Wellbores – other
    Wellbore name
    Entered date
    Completed date
    Purpose
    Status
    22.04.1990
    23.04.1990
    SOIL DRILLING
    P&A
    24.04.1990
    25.04.1990
    SOIL DRILLING
    P&A