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BALDER

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  • General information

    General information
    Attribute Value
    Field name
    Official field name
    BALDER
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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
    1967
    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
    43562
  • Picture

    Picture
    BALDER Field
  • Discoveries included

  • Activity status – history

    Activity status – history
    Status
    Status from
    Status to
    Producing
    02.10.1999
    Approved for production
    02.02.1996
    01.10.1999
  • Located in

    Located in
    Block name
    Prod. licence
    25/11
    25/8
    25/8
    25/10
    25/10
    25/8
  • 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
    90.000000
    NO
    10.000000
  • 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]
    106.94
    3.20
    0.00
    0.00
    110.14
    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]
    280.30
    0.00
    15.23
    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]
    34.04
    1.25
    0.00
    0.00
    35.29
  • Description

    Description
    Type
    Text
    Date updated
    Development
    Balder is a field in the central part of the North Sea, just west of the Grane field. The water depth is 125 metres. Balder was discovered in 1967, and the initial plan for development and operation (PDO) was approved in 1996. Production started in 1999. The field has been developed with subsea wells tied-back to the Balder production, storage and offloading vessel (FPSO). The Ringhorne deposit, located nine kilometres north of the Balder FPSO, is included in the Balder complex. Ringhorne is developed with a combined accommodation, drilling and wellhead facility, tied-back to the Balder FPSO and Jotun FPSO for processing, crude oil storage and gas export. The nearby field Ringhorne Øst is also tied-back to Balder via the Ringhorne platform. The PDO for Ringhorne Jura was approved in 2000 and production started in 2003. The Ringhorne Vest PDO exemption was approved in 2003 and production started in 2004. An amended PDO for Ringhorne was approved in 2007.
    12.02.2020
    Recovery
    Balder and Ringhorne produce primarily by natural aquifer drive, but reinjection of produced water is used for pressure support, especially into the Ringhorne Jurassic reservoir. Excess water is injected into the Utsira Formation. Gas is also reinjected if the gas export system is down.
    11.04.2017
    Transport
    The oil is transported by tankers. Excess gas from Balder and Ringhorne is exported from the Jotun FPSO through the Statpipe system to Kårstø and from there on to continental Europe.
    12.02.2020
    Status
    A revised PDO for Balder and Ringhorne was approved in 2020. The development plan includes lifetime extension and relocation of the Jotun FPSO, and drilling of new subsea wells. The FPSO is currently at a shipyard undergoing maintenance and upgrades. It is scheduled to be back on the field in 2023.
    21.12.2021
    Reservoir
    Balder, including Ringhorne, produces oil from several separate deposits in sandstone of Jurassic, Paleocene and Eocene age. Balder produces from the Heimdal and Hermod Formations as well as from the injected sand complex above them. Ringhorne produces from the Hugin, Ty and Hermod Formations. The reservoirs are of good to very good quality. The Balder reservoir lies at a depth of 1,700 metres and the Ringhorne reservoir at a depth of 1,900 metres.
    25.04.2019
  • Investments (expected)

    Investments (expected)
    Future investments from 2021 [mill NOK 2021-kroner] : 34439
  • Investments (historical)

    Investments (historical)
    Investments
    [mill NOK nominal values]
    Sum
    42377
    2020
    5386
    2019
    2491
    2018
    1296
    2017
    389
    2016
    1620
    2015
    2566
    2014
    1113
    2013
    2880
    2012
    1438
    2011
    1526
    2010
    376
    2009
    384
    2008
    35
    2007
    786
    2006
    168
    2005
    725
    2004
    1087
    2003
    2149
    2002
    1888
    2001
    3611
    2000
    1426
    1999
    1548
    1998
    2705
    1997
    1601
    1996
    1731
    1995
    1452
    1994
    0
    1993
    0
    1992
    0
    1991
    0
    1990
    0
  • 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
    73.505452
    1.786683
    0.000000
    0.000000
    75.292135
    2022
    0.630409
    0.000000
    0.000000
    0.000000
    0.630409
    2021
    1.170915
    0.000000
    0.000000
    0.000000
    1.170915
    2020
    1.059146
    0.003939
    0.000000
    0.000000
    1.063085
    2019
    1.383060
    0.031634
    0.000000
    0.000000
    1.414694
    2018
    1.618665
    0.044712
    0.000000
    0.000000
    1.663377
    2017
    2.118883
    0.060919
    0.000000
    0.000000
    2.179802
    2016
    2.671197
    0.093105
    0.000000
    0.000000
    2.764302
    2015
    2.556238
    0.090780
    0.000000
    0.000000
    2.647018
    2014
    2.487552
    0.069511
    0.000000
    0.000000
    2.557063
    2013
    1.924993
    0.062105
    0.000000
    0.000000
    1.987098
    2012
    1.857259
    0.045646
    0.000000
    0.000000
    1.902905
    2011
    2.270363
    0.061424
    0.000000
    0.000000
    2.331787
    2010
    2.726305
    0.091246
    0.000000
    0.000000
    2.817551
    2009
    3.313248
    0.107723
    0.000000
    0.000000
    3.420971
    2008
    4.409176
    0.139959
    0.000000
    0.000000
    4.549135
    2007
    5.624162
    0.188672
    0.000000
    0.000000
    5.812834
    2006
    6.352301
    0.214768
    0.000000
    0.000000
    6.567069
    2005
    6.984410
    0.254390
    0.000000
    0.000000
    7.238800
    2004
    6.045904
    0.194394
    0.000000
    0.000000
    6.240298
    2003
    3.949446
    0.031756
    0.000000
    0.000000
    3.981202
    2002
    3.436049
    0.000000
    0.000000
    0.000000
    3.436049
    2001
    3.888016
    0.000000
    0.000000
    0.000000
    3.888016
    2000
    4.017993
    0.000000
    0.000000
    0.000000
    4.017993
    1999
    0.881205
    0.000000
    0.000000
    0.000000
    0.881205
    1991
    0.128557
    0.000000
    0.000000
    0.000000
    0.128557
  • 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
    73.505452
    3.895925
    0.000000
    77.401377
    2022
    0.630409
    0.025290
    0.000000
    0.655699
    2021
    1.170915
    0.076904
    0.000000
    1.247819
    2020
    1.059146
    0.070921
    0.000000
    1.130067
    2019
    1.383060
    0.092908
    0.000000
    1.475968
    2018
    1.618665
    0.096738
    0.000000
    1.715403
    2017
    2.118883
    0.117716
    0.000000
    2.236599
    2016
    2.671197
    0.142564
    0.000000
    2.813761
    2015
    2.556238
    0.135293
    0.000000
    2.691531
    2014
    2.487552
    0.116568
    0.000000
    2.604120
    2013
    1.924993
    0.097865
    0.000000
    2.022858
    2012
    1.857259
    0.089490
    0.000000
    1.946749
    2011
    2.270363
    0.106863
    0.000000
    2.377226
    2010
    2.726305
    0.133175
    0.000000
    2.859480
    2009
    3.313248
    0.157104
    0.000000
    3.470352
    2008
    4.409176
    0.213113
    0.000000
    4.622289
    2007
    5.624162
    0.272598
    0.000000
    5.896760
    2006
    6.352301
    0.283795
    0.000000
    6.636096
    2005
    6.984410
    0.374070
    0.000000
    7.358480
    2004
    6.045904
    0.333439
    0.000000
    6.379343
    2003
    3.949446
    0.252866
    0.000000
    4.202312
    2002
    3.436049
    0.235725
    0.000000
    3.671774
    2001
    3.888016
    0.210705
    0.000000
    4.098721
    2000
    4.017993
    0.211435
    0.000000
    4.229428
    1999
    0.881205
    0.042426
    0.000000
    0.923631
    1991
    0.128557
    0.006354
    0.000000
    0.134911
  • 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
    28.04.1970
    04.07.1970
    WILDCAT
    P&A
    OIL
    20.03.1981
    17.04.1981
    APPRAISAL
    P&A
    OIL
    29.04.1997
    05.06.1997
    WILDCAT
    P&A
    OIL
    16.10.1997
    02.12.1997
    WILDCAT
    P&A
    OIL
    09.06.1999
    19.06.1999
    APPRAISAL
    P&A
    OIL
    29.05.1999
    09.06.1999
    APPRAISAL
    P&A
    OIL
    11.05.2021
    28.05.2021
    WILDCAT
    P&A
    OIL/GAS
    29.05.2021
    13.06.2021
    APPRAISAL
    P&A
    OIL/GAS
    15.04.2021
    10.05.2021
    WILDCAT
    P&A
    OIL
    04.08.1969
    16.10.1969
    APPRAISAL
    SUSPENDED
    SHOWS
    09.07.1970
    03.08.1970
    APPRAISAL
    P&A
    SHOWS
    27.08.1970
    13.09.1970
    APPRAISAL
    P&A
    OIL
    08.12.1980
    18.01.1981
    APPRAISAL
    SUSPENDED
    OIL
    01.06.1981
    13.06.1981
    APPRAISAL
    P&A
    OIL
    15.06.1981
    17.07.1981
    APPRAISAL
    P&A
    OIL
    18.10.1966
    09.07.1967
    WILDCAT
    P&A
    OIL
    13.09.1970
    24.09.1970
    APPRAISAL
    P&A
    SHOWS
    25.09.1970
    14.10.1970
    APPRAISAL
    P&A
    DRY
    15.10.1970
    20.11.1970
    APPRAISAL
    P&A
    SHOWS
    03.04.1974
    08.05.1974
    APPRAISAL
    P&A
    OIL
    20.08.1978
    01.10.1978
    APPRAISAL
    P&A
    OIL
    03.10.1978
    27.10.1978
    APPRAISAL
    P&A
    OIL
    08.09.1979
    16.10.1979
    APPRAISAL
    P&A
    OIL
    04.11.1980
    07.12.1980
    APPRAISAL
    P&A
    OIL/GAS
    20.01.1981
    17.02.1981
    APPRAISAL
    P&A
    SHOWS
    18.02.1981
    18.03.1981
    APPRAISAL
    P&A
    OIL
    18.04.1981
    07.05.1981
    APPRAISAL
    P&A
    SHOWS
    10.05.1981
    29.05.1981
    APPRAISAL
    P&A
    OIL
    13.09.1990
    13.10.1990
    APPRAISAL
    SUSPENDED
    OIL
    19.10.1990
    31.12.1990
    APPRAISAL
    RE-CLASS TO TEST
    OIL
    24.04.1995
    18.05.1995
    APPRAISAL
    P&A
    OIL/GAS
    01.05.1997
    06.05.1997
    APPRAISAL
    P&A
    OIL/GAS
    13.05.1999
    28.05.1999
    APPRAISAL
    P&A
    OIL
  • Wellbores – development

    Wellbores – development
    Wellbore name
    Entered date
    Completed date
    Purpose
    Content
    08.08.2004
    27.09.2004
    OBSERVATION
    NOT APPLICABLE
    30.09.2004
    22.10.2004
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    10.02.2005
    08.04.2005
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    14.02.2003
    17.03.2003
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    21.10.2005
    19.12.2005
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    19.11.2002
    20.01.2003
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    12.12.2004
    15.01.2005
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    16.07.2003
    11.08.2003
    OBSERVATION
    NOT APPLICABLE
    12.08.2003
    01.09.2003
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    05.12.2021
    27.12.2021
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    05.04.2004
    28.05.2004
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    08.02.2004
    05.03.2004
    OBSERVATION
    NOT APPLICABLE
    08.03.2004
    26.03.2004
    INJECTION
    GAS
    08.12.2003
    29.12.2003
    OBSERVATION
    NOT APPLICABLE
    31.12.2003
    29.01.2004
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    20.01.2021
    05.03.2021
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    23.04.2005
    21.08.2005
    INJECTION
    GAS
    11.09.2003
    01.10.2003
    OBSERVATION
    NOT APPLICABLE
    05.10.2003
    05.11.2003
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    12.06.2004
    11.07.2004
    OBSERVATION
    NOT APPLICABLE
    27.10.2002
    13.11.2002
    INJECTION
    CUTTINGS
    29.11.2012
    24.12.2012
    OBSERVATION
    NOT APPLICABLE
    PRODUCTION
    24.03.2003
    01.04.2003
    INJECTION
    WATER
    03.05.2003
    31.05.2003
    OBSERVATION
    NOT APPLICABLE
    05.06.2003
    07.07.2003
    INJECTION
    WATER
    23.09.2005
    11.10.2005
    INJECTION
    WATER
    23.05.2011
    19.08.2011
    OBSERVATION
    NOT APPLICABLE
    05.09.2011
    20.01.2012
    OBSERVATION
    OIL
    24.01.2012
    01.10.2012
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    30.03.2022
    PRODUCTION
    06.04.2003
    27.04.2003
    INJECTION
    WATER
    12.11.2004
    28.11.2004
    INJECTION
    CUTTINGS
    28.11.2020
    07.12.2020
    INJECTION
    CUTTINGS
    02.04.2007
    27.07.2007
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    26.01.2011
    24.02.2011
    OBSERVATION
    NOT APPLICABLE
    01.03.2011
    26.04.2011
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    11.05.2021
    20.10.2021
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    14.01.2007
    08.02.2007
    OBSERVATION
    OIL
    13.02.2007
    15.03.2007
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    13.06.2022
    10.08.2022
    PRODUCTION
    NOT APPLICABLE
    16.11.1996
    02.12.1996
    OBSERVATION
    NOT APPLICABLE
    04.12.1996
    08.08.1997
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    29.08.2001
    05.09.2001
    OBSERVATION
    NOT APPLICABLE
    08.09.2001
    25.09.2001
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    27.09.1996
    02.11.1996
    OBSERVATION
    NOT APPLICABLE
    04.11.1996
    20.08.1997
    OBSERVATION
    NOT APPLICABLE
    23.08.1997
    01.09.1997
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    23.09.1996
    19.07.1997
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    19.05.2001
    06.06.2001
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    11.12.1996
    23.09.1997
    PRODUCTION
    WATER
    12.03.2001
    30.03.2001
    OBSERVATION
    NOT APPLICABLE
    01.04.2001
    24.04.2001
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    16.06.2001
    12.07.2001
    INJECTION
    DRY
    13.07.2001
    30.07.2001
    INJECTION
    WATER
    12.03.2013
    20.04.2013
    OBSERVATION
    OIL
    21.04.2013
    19.05.2013
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    27.02.2013
    20.06.2013
    OBSERVATION
    OIL
    22.06.2013
    19.07.2013
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    01.03.2013
    18.11.2013
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    10.04.2015
    07.05.2015
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    10.05.2015
    29.05.2015
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    17.12.1996
    13.01.1997
    OBSERVATION
    NOT APPLICABLE
    14.01.1997
    08.03.1997
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    14.02.1998
    13.03.1998
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    29.01.1998
    13.02.1998
    OBSERVATION
    NOT APPLICABLE
    20.03.1998
    31.03.1998
    INJECTION
    WATER
    26.01.2001
    22.02.2001
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    08.08.2013
    02.10.2013
    OBSERVATION
    OIL
    04.10.2013
    12.10.2013
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    PRODUCTION
    13.10.2015
    12.03.2016
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    PRODUCTION
    29.08.1996
    19.09.1996
    OBSERVATION
    NOT APPLICABLE
    13.12.1997
    20.12.1997
    OBSERVATION
    NOT APPLICABLE
    21.12.1997
    08.01.1998
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    20.12.2000
    07.01.2001
    OBSERVATION
    NOT APPLICABLE
    09.01.2001
    14.01.2001
    OBSERVATION
    NOT APPLICABLE
    17.10.2001
    27.10.2001
    OBSERVATION
    NOT APPLICABLE
    29.10.2001
    19.11.2001
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    29.04.1998
    22.05.1998
    INJECTION
    WATER
    07.05.1997
    11.06.1997
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    14.10.1998
    06.11.1998
    OBSERVATION
    NOT APPLICABLE
    08.11.1998
    25.11.1998
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    25.05.1996
    15.07.1996
    INJECTION
    GAS
    27.06.1996
    12.08.1996
    OBSERVATION
    NOT APPLICABLE
    13.08.1996
    24.03.1997
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    22.06.1998
    15.07.1998
    OBSERVATION
    NOT APPLICABLE
    18.07.1998
    24.07.1998
    OBSERVATION
    NOT APPLICABLE
    25.07.1998
    12.08.1998
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    INJECTION
    01.12.2014
    20.03.2015
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    15.11.2014
    18.01.2015
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    19.01.2015
    06.02.2015
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    05.11.2015
    04.12.2015
    OBSERVATION
    OIL
    07.12.2015
    09.04.2016
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    04.06.2022
    14.07.2022
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    08.06.2022
    PRODUCTION
    02.06.2022
    22.08.2022
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    12.06.2022
    PRODUCTION
    14.01.2016
    16.02.2016
    OBSERVATION
    OIL
    OBSERVATION
    NOT APPLICABLE
    OBSERVATION
    NOT APPLICABLE
    16.09.2021
    08.05.2022
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    02.10.2021
    26.11.2021
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    29.09.2021
    PRODUCTION
  • Wellbores – other

    Wellbores – other
    Wellbore name
    Entered date
    Completed date
    Purpose
    Status