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VISUND

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  • General information

    General information
    Attribute Value
    Field name
    Official field name
    VISUND
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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
    1986
    Main area
    Main NCS area. Example of legal values: NORTH SEA, NORWEGIAN SEA, BARENTS SEA
    North sea
    Main supply base
    Main supply base
    Florø
    NPDID field
    NPD's unique id for fields
    43745
  • Picture

    Picture
    VISUND Field
  • Discoveries included

  • Activity status – history

    Activity status – history
    Status
    Status from
    Status to
    Producing
    21.04.1999
    Approved for production
    29.03.1996
    20.04.1999
  • Located in

    Located in
    Block name
    Prod. licence
    34/8
  • Owner – current

    Owner – current
    Owner kind
    Owner name
    BUSINESS ARRANGEMENT AREA
  • Operatorship – current

    Operatorship – current
    Company name
  • Licensees – current

    Licensees – current
    Company name
    Nation code
    Company share [%]
    NO
    53.200000
    NO
    30.000000
    NO
    9.100000
    NO
    7.700000
  • 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]
    41.63
    61.54
    7.45
    0.00
    117.33
    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]
    93.17
    33.21
    26.20
    83.24
    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]
    4.34
    28.24
    3.45
    0.00
    39.14
  • Description

    Description
    Type
    Text
    Date updated
    Development
    Visund is a field in the northern part of the North Sea, northeast of the Gullfaks field. The water depth is 335 metres. Visund was discovered in 1986, and the plan for development and operation (PDO) was approved in 1996. The field is developed with a semi-submersible, integrated accommodation, drilling and processing facility (Visund A) and a subsea facility in the northern part of the field. Production started in 1999. A PDO for the gas phase was approved in 2002 and gas export started in 2005. A PDO exemption was granted in 2013 for the deposits Rhea and Titan east on Visund. The subsea facility north on Visund was replaced in 2013 due to problems with the original template. In 2017, a PDO exemption was granted for another subsea template north on Visund.
    26.02.2020
    Reservoir
    Visund produces oil and gas from sandstone of Late Triassic and Early Jurassic age in the Lunde Formation and Statfjord Group, and of Middle Jurassic age in the Brent Group. The reservoirs are in several tilted fault blocks with varying pressure and liquid systems. The reservoirs lie at a depth of 2,900-3,000 metres. Reservoir quality is generally good in the main reservoirs.
    16.03.2018
    Recovery
    Recovery strategy varies between the reservoirs at Visund. Oil in the Brent reservoirs is mainly produced by pressure maintenance from gas and water injection. The Statfjord reservoirs are partly produced by pressure depletion. Increased gas export since 2015 has reduced gas available for injection and reduced reservoir pressure in parts of the field.
    16.03.2018
    Transport
    The oil is transported by pipeline to the Gullfaks A facility for storage and export via tankers. Gas is exported through the Kvitebjørn Gas Pipeline and on to the Kollsnes terminal, where the NGL is separated and the dry gas is further exported to the market.
    16.03.2018
    Status
    The strategy for the Visund field is to maintain reservoir pressure within drilling limits and optimise oil recovery, while increasing gas exports. New production wells are being drilled continuously, some with exploration targets. A new oil discovery was made on the east flank of Visund in 2019.
    22.12.2021
  • Investments (expected)

    Investments (expected)
    Future investments from 2021 [mill NOK 2021-kroner] : 5771
  • Investments (historical)

    Investments (historical)
    Investments
    [mill NOK nominal values]
    Sum
    38763
    2020
    1109
    2019
    1244
    2018
    1900
    2017
    1088
    2016
    1089
    2015
    1387
    2014
    2907
    2013
    3474
    2012
    2429
    2011
    1439
    2010
    1329
    2009
    1236
    2008
    799
    2007
    781
    2006
    693
    2005
    1342
    2004
    1314
    2003
    837
    2002
    939
    2001
    1149
    2000
    804
    1999
    552
    1998
    3272
    1997
    3840
    1996
    1782
    1995
    28
  • 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
    37.842674
    38.787265
    0.000000
    4.183980
    80.813919
    2022
    0.559990
    4.294195
    0.000000
    0.341527
    5.195712
    2021
    1.019332
    5.498457
    0.000000
    0.587299
    7.105088
    2020
    1.054658
    4.297190
    0.000000
    0.513509
    5.865357
    2019
    1.510318
    4.942914
    0.000000
    0.529460
    6.982692
    2018
    1.869319
    4.373511
    0.000000
    0.486761
    6.729591
    2017
    1.949202
    3.480134
    0.000000
    0.427119
    5.856455
    2016
    2.542325
    2.391617
    0.000000
    0.304754
    5.238696
    2015
    2.166162
    1.328758
    0.000000
    0.137174
    3.632094
    2014
    1.712644
    0.575381
    0.000000
    0.070461
    2.358486
    2013
    1.042681
    0.653992
    0.000000
    0.073660
    1.770333
    2012
    0.718981
    0.456012
    0.000000
    0.042401
    1.217394
    2011
    0.668907
    0.557069
    0.000000
    0.038673
    1.264649
    2010
    1.403186
    1.115886
    0.000000
    0.107083
    2.626155
    2009
    1.563322
    1.137407
    0.000000
    0.132958
    2.833687
    2008
    1.724322
    0.792890
    0.000000
    0.088682
    2.605894
    2007
    2.250819
    1.507382
    0.000000
    0.133107
    3.891308
    2006
    1.210034
    1.038979
    0.000000
    0.126546
    2.375559
    2005
    1.116194
    0.345491
    0.000000
    0.042806
    1.504491
    2004
    1.862881
    0.000000
    0.000000
    0.000000
    1.862881
    2003
    2.020955
    0.000000
    0.000000
    0.000000
    2.020955
    2002
    2.458980
    0.000000
    0.000000
    0.000000
    2.458980
    2001
    2.536337
    0.000000
    0.000000
    0.000000
    2.536337
    2000
    2.252965
    0.000000
    0.000000
    0.000000
    2.252965
    1999
    0.628160
    0.000000
    0.000000
    0.000000
    0.628160
  • 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
    37.854486
    91.777543
    0.000000
    129.632029
    2022
    0.570737
    4.439098
    0.000000
    5.009835
    2021
    1.012217
    5.732347
    0.000000
    6.744564
    2020
    1.061429
    5.356919
    0.000000
    6.418348
    2019
    1.510399
    6.050124
    0.000000
    7.560523
    2018
    1.869319
    6.165737
    0.000000
    8.035056
    2017
    1.949202
    5.842184
    0.000000
    7.791386
    2016
    2.542325
    5.238640
    0.000000
    7.780965
    2015
    2.166260
    4.728263
    0.000000
    6.894523
    2014
    1.712922
    4.701470
    0.000000
    6.414392
    2013
    1.042820
    3.888635
    0.000000
    4.931455
    2012
    0.718986
    2.735890
    0.000000
    3.454876
    2011
    0.666861
    2.431428
    0.000000
    3.098289
    2010
    1.403215
    4.579785
    0.000000
    5.983000
    2009
    1.563325
    4.664789
    0.000000
    6.228114
    2008
    1.724325
    4.961788
    0.000000
    6.686113
    2007
    2.251876
    5.313117
    0.000000
    7.564993
    2006
    1.210032
    2.439067
    0.000000
    3.649099
    2005
    1.116174
    1.977131
    0.000000
    3.093305
    2004
    1.862891
    2.867646
    0.000000
    4.730537
    2003
    2.021059
    2.597829
    0.000000
    4.618888
    2002
    2.458982
    2.215256
    0.000000
    4.674238
    2001
    2.536361
    1.655208
    0.000000
    4.191569
    2000
    2.252988
    1.007191
    0.000000
    3.260179
    1999
    0.629781
    0.188001
    0.000000
    0.817782
  • 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
    11.11.1985
    08.03.1986
    WILDCAT
    P&A
    OIL/GAS
    14.07.1988
    14.09.1988
    APPRAISAL
    P&A
    OIL/GAS
    14.09.1988
    31.10.1988
    APPRAISAL
    P&A
    OIL/GAS
    18.02.1992
    27.05.1992
    APPRAISAL
    P&A
    OIL
    21.02.2003
    07.03.2003
    APPRAISAL
    P&A
    OIL
    06.12.1990
    09.06.1991
    WILDCAT
    P&A
    GAS/CONDENSATE
    18.02.1991
    01.04.1991
    APPRAISAL
    P&A
    SHOWS
    30.06.1992
    24.08.1992
    APPRAISAL
    SUSPENDED
    OIL
    16.02.1993
    09.03.1993
    APPRAISAL
    P&A
    OIL
    25.10.1992
    28.12.1992
    APPRAISAL
    P&A
    OIL
    28.09.1993
    09.12.1993
    APPRAISAL
    P&A
    OIL
    10.12.1993
    08.02.1994
    APPRAISAL
    P&A
    OIL
    17.03.2009
    13.05.2009
    APPRAISAL
    P&A
    OIL
    14.05.2009
    26.06.2009
    APPRAISAL
    P&A
    OIL
    03.01.2013
    19.02.2013
    APPRAISAL
    P&A
    GAS
    16.01.2014
    14.03.2014
    WILDCAT
    P&A
    GAS
    09.02.2019
    22.02.2019
    WILDCAT
    PLUGGED
    OIL
  • Wellbores – development

    Wellbores – development
    Wellbore name
    Entered date
    Completed date
    Purpose
    Content
    04.07.1997
    11.07.1997
    OBSERVATION
    NOT APPLICABLE
    12.07.1997
    12.09.1997
    OBSERVATION
    NOT APPLICABLE
    10.03.1998
    13.09.1999
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    28.12.2019
    03.03.2020
    INJECTION
    WATER
    22.11.1997
    25.10.2001
    INJECTION
    GAS
    21.12.1998
    19.05.1999
    INJECTION
    GAS
    21.02.2006
    08.07.2006
    PRODUCTION
    GAS
    30.04.2002
    08.06.2002
    OBSERVATION
    NOT APPLICABLE
    14.06.2002
    14.07.2002
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    07.04.2006
    15.09.2006
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    06.05.2000
    07.06.2000
    OBSERVATION
    NOT APPLICABLE
    10.06.2000
    04.07.2000
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    07.07.2000
    25.07.2000
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    27.07.2000
    02.08.2000
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    22.10.2004
    06.05.2005
    OBSERVATION
    NOT APPLICABLE
    14.05.2005
    12.06.2005
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    07.10.1997
    10.11.1997
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    06.12.2001
    28.01.2002
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    02.12.2009
    25.03.2010
    OBSERVATION
    OIL
    31.03.2010
    09.05.2010
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    25.11.1999
    29.01.2000
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    20.02.2008
    27.04.2008
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    20.03.2000
    16.04.2000
    INJECTION
    WATER
    13.10.2000
    04.11.2000
    INJECTION
    WATER/GAS
    09.03.2000
    18.03.2000
    INJECTION
    NOT APPLICABLE
    26.11.2008
    15.09.2009
    PRODUCTION
    WATER
    14.10.2015
    25.11.2015
    OBSERVATION
    OIL
    26.11.2015
    13.01.2016
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    05.11.2021
    10.06.2022
    OBSERVATION
    NOT APPLICABLE
    13.08.2022
    01.09.2022
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    18.03.2011
    27.03.2012
    PRODUCTION
    OIL/GAS/CONDENSATE
    18.11.2012
    01.12.2014
    PRODUCTION
    GAS/CONDENSATE
    07.09.2002
    06.04.2004
    OBSERVATION
    NOT APPLICABLE
    10.04.2004
    20.05.2004
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    03.02.2021
    27.03.2021
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    18.01.2016
    01.03.2016
    OBSERVATION
    OIL/GAS/CONDENSATE
    02.03.2016
    10.03.2016
    PRODUCTION
    OIL/GAS
    PRODUCTION
    04.10.2002
    20.12.2002
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    14.04.2003
    21.11.2003
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    19.01.2001
    21.05.2001
    PRODUCTION
    GAS
    21.05.2015
    01.06.2015
    PRODUCTION
    OIL/GAS
    10.02.2014
    08.05.2014
    OBSERVATION
    OIL
    08.07.2014
    18.08.2014
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    13.07.2001
    28.03.2003
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    20.06.2003
    07.07.2003
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    27.02.2007
    18.04.2007
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    20.04.2007
    08.05.2007
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    16.05.2007
    18.07.2007
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    02.05.2020
    06.09.2020
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    26.02.2009
    09.05.2009
    INJECTION
    GAS
    05.03.2002
    01.04.2002
    INJECTION
    WATER
    26.10.2010
    24.01.2011
    PRODUCTION
    GAS
    24.07.2016
    07.09.2016
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    21.11.2016
    25.02.2017
    PRODUCTION
    OIL/GAS
    27.07.2008
    18.08.2008
    INJECTION
    CUTTINGS
    15.10.2017
    05.02.2018
    PRODUCTION
    OIL/GAS
    27.10.2018
    08.03.2019
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    12.10.2022
    PRODUCTION
    29.12.1999
    30.01.2000
    OBSERVATION
    NOT APPLICABLE
    03.02.2002
    12.03.2002
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    08.01.2001
    04.05.2001
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    14.03.2014
    25.03.2014
    OBSERVATION
    GAS
    27.03.2014
    02.04.2014
    PRODUCTION
    GAS
    25.05.2014
    27.06.2014
    OBSERVATION
    OIL/GAS
    30.06.2014
    23.07.2014
    PRODUCTION
    OIL/GAS
    31.03.2013
    03.05.2013
    OBSERVATION
    OIL
    30.10.2013
    24.04.2014
    PRODUCTION
    OIL/GAS
    18.02.2013
    03.03.2013
    OBSERVATION
    OIL
    06.03.2013
    20.03.2013
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    28.03.2018
    28.05.2018
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    25.03.2018
    15.04.2018
    OBSERVATION
    NOT APPLICABLE
    02.06.2018
    26.06.2018
    PRODUCTION
    OIL
    12.04.2014
    28.07.2014
    PRODUCTION
    GAS/CONDENSATE
    PRODUCTION
  • Wellbores – other

    Wellbores – other
    Wellbore name
    Entered date
    Completed date
    Purpose
    Status
    14.03.2009
    16.03.2009
    SHALLOW GAS
    P&A
    07.12.2012
    10.12.2012
    SHALLOW GAS
    P&A