From left: Vedad Hadziavdic (Wintershall Dea), Alexander Olsen (Wintershall Dea) Svein Øritsland (Petoro), Michael Zechner (Wintershall Dea), Terje Lien Aasland (Minister of Petroleum and Energy), Ida Veland (Sval Energi) og Peter Schwarz (Wintershall Dea). Photo: OED
The partnership for the Maria field in the Norwegian Sea, Petoro, Sval Energi and Wintershall Dea (operator) submitted today the plan for development and operation (PUD) for the second phase of the field.
The investment for Maria phase 2 is NOK 4 billion and includes a new subsea template with six well slots and contributes to the utilization of existing infrastructure at Haltenbanken. This will also extend the life of the field.
The subsea template will accommodate two producing wells and a water injector for pressure support. The three additional well slots will be available for future development. This phase of the Maria project is expected to add around 22 million barrels of oil equivalent.
Production from the Maria field goes to the Kristin platform. Water injection comes from Heidrun, while lifting gas is supplied from Åsgard B via the underwater field Tyrihans. Processed oil is sent to the Åsgard field for storage and export. The gas is exported via the Åsgard transport system to Kårstø.
The Maria field is located around 200 kilometers off the coast of Norway and was originally put into operation in 2017.
Wintershall Dea is the operator of the Maria field with a 50% share. Petoro AS has 30% and Sval Energi AS has 20%.
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