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VESLEFRIKK

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  • General information

    General information
    Attribute Value
    Field name
    Official field name
    VESLEFRIKK
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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
    1981
    Main area
    Main NCS area. Example of legal values: NORTH SEA, NORWEGIAN SEA, BARENTS SEA
    North sea
    Main supply base
    Main supply base
    Mongstad
    NPDID field
    NPD's unique id for fields
    43618
  • Picture

    Picture
    VESLEFRIKK Field
  • Discoveries included

  • Activity status – history

    Activity status – history
    Status
    Status from
    Status to
    Shut down
    18.02.2022
    Producing
    26.12.1989
    17.02.2022
    Approved for production
    02.06.1987
    25.12.1989
  • Located in

    Located in
    Block name
    Prod. licence
    30/3
    30/6
  • 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
    37.000000
    NO
    27.000000
    NO
    18.000000
    NO
    18.000000
  • 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]
    55.39
    5.39
    1.81
    0.00
    64.22
    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]
    120.56
    2.43
    16.90
    2.90
    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
    0.01
    0.00
    0.00
    0.01
  • Description

    Description
    Type
    Text
    Date updated
    Development
    Veslefrikk is a field in the northern part of the North Sea, 30 kilometres north of the Oseberg field. The water depth is 185 metres. Veslefrikk was discovered in 1981, and the plan for development and operation (PDO) was approved in 1987. The field was developed with two facilities, Veslefrikk A and Veslefrikk B. Veslefrikk A is a fixed steel wellhead facility with bridge connection to Veslefrikk B. Veslefrikk B is a semi-submersible facility for processing and accommodation. Production started in 1989. Several PDOs were approved in 1994: for the Statfjord reservoir and for the reservoirs in the Upper Brent and I-segment.
    27.04.2022
    Reservoir
    Veslefrikk produced oil and some gas from Jurassic sandstone in the Statfjord, Dunlin and Brent Groups. The main reservoir was in the Brent Group. The reservoir depths are between 2800 and 3200 metres.
    28.04.2022
    Recovery
    Veslefrikk had earlier been produced with pressure support from water alternating gas injection (WAG) in the Brent and Dunlin reservoirs and with gas recycling in the Statfjord reservoir. The field was subsequently produced by depletion until shut-in.
    04.05.2022
    Transport
    Oil was exported via the Oseberg Transport System (OTS) to the Sture terminal. Gas was exported through Statpipe to the terminal at Kårstø.
    27.04.2022
    Status
    Production from Veslefrikk ceased in 2022. Permanent plugging of wells is ongoing. According to the formal removal resolution, decommissioning must be completed by the end of 2027.
    28.04.2022
  • Investments (expected)

    Investments (expected)
    Future investments from 2021 [mill NOK 2021-kroner] : 0
  • Investments (historical)

    Investments (historical)
    Investments
    [mill NOK nominal values]
    Sum
    19825
    2020
    84
    2019
    145
    2018
    120
    2017
    39
    2016
    72
    2015
    261
    2014
    737
    2013
    932
    2012
    775
    2011
    1031
    2010
    970
    2009
    908
    2008
    908
    2007
    636
    2006
    522
    2005
    456
    2004
    496
    2003
    483
    2002
    513
    2001
    252
    2000
    351
    1999
    493
    1998
    281
    1997
    229
    1996
    327
    1995
    247
    1994
    224
    1993
    295
    1992
    267
    1991
    237
    1990
    431
    1989
    2137
    1988
    2429
    1987
    1537
  • 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
    55.341203
    4.196849
    0.000000
    3.446324
    62.984376
    2022
    0.001985
    0.005901
    0.000000
    0.001813
    0.009699
    2021
    0.123301
    0.103972
    0.000000
    0.049555
    0.276828
    2020
    0.234100
    0.122099
    0.000000
    0.066687
    0.422886
    2019
    0.239682
    0.142957
    0.000000
    0.079281
    0.461920
    2018
    0.276165
    0.207886
    0.000000
    0.115456
    0.599507
    2017
    0.314900
    0.212594
    0.000000
    0.114117
    0.641611
    2016
    0.388231
    0.316983
    0.000000
    0.177030
    0.882244
    2015
    0.440356
    0.343223
    0.000000
    0.197027
    0.980606
    2014
    0.477203
    0.259786
    0.000000
    0.160548
    0.897537
    2013
    0.535741
    0.164988
    0.000000
    0.101319
    0.802048
    2012
    0.746476
    0.127357
    0.000000
    0.091495
    0.965328
    2011
    0.707076
    0.018790
    0.000000
    0.012277
    0.738143
    2010
    0.765941
    0.000000
    0.000000
    0.000000
    0.765941
    2009
    0.678490
    0.002021
    0.000000
    0.001083
    0.681594
    2008
    0.701650
    0.003033
    0.000000
    0.001585
    0.706268
    2007
    0.909483
    0.002988
    0.000000
    0.001699
    0.914170
    2006
    1.112845
    0.033455
    0.000000
    0.019418
    1.165718
    2005
    1.527471
    0.043771
    0.000000
    0.034661
    1.605903
    2004
    1.588662
    0.021964
    0.000000
    0.021652
    1.632278
    2003
    1.685924
    0.030919
    0.000000
    0.022531
    1.739374
    2002
    1.644578
    0.029194
    0.000000
    0.026077
    1.699849
    2001
    1.976501
    0.064816
    0.000000
    0.063758
    2.105075
    2000
    2.404658
    0.199441
    0.000000
    0.142824
    2.746923
    1999
    1.899462
    0.111914
    0.000000
    0.068587
    2.079963
    1998
    3.268008
    0.277122
    0.000000
    0.163808
    3.708938
    1997
    3.474666
    0.139200
    0.000000
    0.085942
    3.699808
    1996
    4.068664
    0.432455
    0.000000
    0.252006
    4.753125
    1995
    4.457815
    0.407863
    0.000000
    0.256801
    5.122479
    1994
    4.442728
    0.253365
    0.000000
    0.260174
    4.956267
    1993
    3.932497
    0.116792
    0.000000
    0.231997
    4.281286
    1992
    3.953449
    0.000000
    0.000000
    0.246811
    4.200260
    1991
    3.489477
    0.000000
    0.000000
    0.219922
    3.709399
    1990
    2.873018
    0.000000
    0.000000
    0.158383
    3.031401
    1989
    0.000000
    0.000000
    0.000000
    0.000000
    0.000000
  • 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
    55.507536
    15.662134
    0.000000
    71.169670
    2022
    0.002257
    0.009822
    0.000000
    0.012079
    2021
    0.125011
    0.147806
    0.000000
    0.272817
    2020
    0.238348
    0.184137
    0.000000
    0.422485
    2019
    0.244121
    0.212549
    0.000000
    0.456670
    2018
    0.279614
    0.281741
    0.000000
    0.561355
    2017
    0.333650
    0.295558
    0.000000
    0.629208
    2016
    0.397954
    0.432430
    0.000000
    0.830384
    2015
    0.452568
    0.543147
    0.000000
    0.995715
    2014
    0.476082
    0.621295
    0.000000
    1.097377
    2013
    0.536558
    0.668452
    0.000000
    1.205010
    2012
    0.746744
    0.646122
    0.000000
    1.392866
    2011
    0.724259
    0.617842
    0.000000
    1.342101
    2010
    0.791475
    0.474804
    0.000000
    1.266279
    2009
    0.701665
    0.298634
    0.000000
    1.000299
    2008
    0.721814
    0.129915
    0.000000
    0.851729
    2007
    0.931640
    0.218028
    0.000000
    1.149668
    2006
    1.136648
    0.511260
    0.000000
    1.647908
    2005
    1.510560
    0.575939
    0.000000
    2.086499
    2004
    1.607170
    0.611974
    0.000000
    2.219144
    2003
    1.709104
    0.686451
    0.000000
    2.395555
    2002
    1.665735
    0.546925
    0.000000
    2.212660
    2001
    1.998993
    0.663774
    0.000000
    2.662767
    2000
    2.402982
    0.757282
    0.000000
    3.160264
    1999
    1.892548
    0.508677
    0.000000
    2.401225
    1998
    3.253144
    0.913322
    0.000000
    4.166466
    1997
    3.455258
    0.673184
    0.000000
    4.128442
    1996
    4.091538
    0.553264
    0.000000
    4.644802
    1995
    4.462118
    0.569305
    0.000000
    5.031423
    1994
    4.439388
    0.565713
    0.000000
    5.005101
    1993
    3.910532
    0.473114
    0.000000
    4.383646
    1992
    3.938996
    0.452919
    0.000000
    4.391915
    1991
    3.461245
    0.437803
    0.000000
    3.899048
    1990
    2.867225
    0.378866
    0.000000
    3.246091
    1989
    0.000592
    0.000080
    0.000000
    0.000672
  • 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
    02.09.1980
    16.02.1981
    WILDCAT
    P&A
    OIL/GAS
    05.02.1985
    12.06.1985
    APPRAISAL
    SUSPENDED
    OIL/GAS
    02.11.2001
    18.11.2001
    APPRAISAL
    P&A
    OIL/GAS
    01.05.1992
    19.06.1992
    APPRAISAL
    RE-CLASS TO DEV
    OIL
    26.12.1993
    06.03.1994
    WILDCAT
    RE-CLASS TO DEV
    OIL/GAS
    13.10.1997
    29.01.1998
    WILDCAT
    P&A
    GAS/CONDENSATE
    20.05.1998
    04.08.1998
    WILDCAT
    RE-CLASS TO TEST
    OIL/GAS
    05.11.2001
    17.11.2001
    WILDCAT
    RE-CLASS TO DEV
    OIL/GAS
    21.09.1995
    12.12.1995
    WILDCAT
    P&A
    OIL/GAS
    05.05.2000
    23.05.2000
    APPRAISAL
    P&A
    OIL SHOWS
    25.03.2000
    04.05.2000
    APPRAISAL
    P&A
    OIL SHOWS
  • Wellbores – development

    Wellbores – development
    Wellbore name
    Entered date
    Completed date
    Purpose
    Content
    15.07.1987
    31.08.1987
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    13.11.2009
    31.12.2009
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    12.02.2010
    07.03.2010
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    25.09.1987
    11.11.1987
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    02.07.1997
    09.08.1997
    INJECTION
    GAS
    27.02.2007
    19.04.2007
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    19.11.1987
    27.06.1988
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    14.04.2003
    24.09.2003
    OBSERVATION
    NOT APPLICABLE
    29.09.2003
    10.10.2003
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    10.04.2009
    09.05.2009
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    05.07.1988
    09.08.1988
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    15.12.2001
    05.01.2002
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    16.08.1988
    19.11.1988
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    03.03.1999
    20.03.1999
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    06.05.2006
    16.06.2006
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    20.01.2015
    19.02.2015
    INJECTION
    WATER/GAS
    27.11.1988
    21.01.1989
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    21.11.1994
    17.12.1994
    INJECTION
    WATER
    03.06.1990
    11.07.1990
    INJECTION
    WATER
    20.12.1995
    02.02.1996
    OBSERVATION
    NOT APPLICABLE
    03.02.1996
    19.02.1996
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    10.07.2008
    19.02.2009
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    17.07.1990
    20.09.1990
    INJECTION
    WATER
    17.12.1999
    28.01.2000
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    12.12.2004
    18.02.2005
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    31.10.1990
    10.05.1991
    INJECTION
    WATER
    12.08.1998
    08.10.1998
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    14.11.1990
    24.12.1990
    INJECTION
    WATER
    03.03.1998
    27.03.1998
    OBSERVATION
    NOT APPLICABLE
    28.03.1998
    21.04.1998
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    26.05.1991
    25.06.1991
    INJECTION
    WATER
    13.12.2003
    20.12.2003
    INJECTION
    NOT APPLICABLE
    21.12.2003
    27.12.2003
    INJECTION
    WATER/GAS
    07.09.2013
    01.10.2013
    INJECTION
    WATER/GAS
    04.07.1991
    13.08.1991
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    26.03.2014
    21.09.2014
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    30.01.1992
    17.04.1992
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    03.10.2010
    10.01.2011
    PRODUCTION
    NOT APPLICABLE
    14.01.2011
    02.02.2011
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    22.02.2011
    31.03.2011
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    01.05.1992
    19.06.1992
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    20.04.2004
    06.05.2004
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    02.12.1992
    19.01.1993
    INJECTION
    GAS
    01.09.2006
    10.10.2006
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    31.01.1993
    14.04.1993
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    09.04.2005
    12.05.2005
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    26.04.1993
    25.06.1993
    INJECTION
    WATER
    07.03.1996
    09.04.1996
    INJECTION
    WATER
    15.01.2006
    13.02.2006
    INJECTION
    WATER/GAS
    10.11.2013
    13.01.2014
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    02.10.1993
    30.10.1993
    INJECTION
    WATER
    27.01.1999
    08.04.1999
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    27.05.2002
    22.06.2002
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    10.11.1993
    17.12.1993
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    08.01.2003
    12.01.2003
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    10.12.2005
    23.12.2005
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    08.07.2010
    05.08.2010
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    26.12.1993
    06.03.1994
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    18.07.2000
    08.11.2000
    INJECTION
    WATER
    15.09.2011
    31.10.2011
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    21.03.1994
    29.10.1994
    INJECTION
    WATER
    07.03.2008
    29.04.2008
    INJECTION
    WATER/GAS
    10.07.1995
    22.08.1995
    OBSERVATION
    NOT APPLICABLE
    24.08.1995
    15.09.1995
    INJECTION
    GAS
    18.08.2007
    10.01.2008
    INJECTION
    WATER
    05.11.2001
    17.11.2001
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    28.08.2004
    08.10.2004
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    06.03.2002
    26.04.2002
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
  • Wellbores – other

    Wellbores – other
    Wellbore name
    Entered date
    Completed date
    Purpose
    Status