Paweł Majewski, President of PGNiG, said:
- The Gråsel project proves that even relatively small fields can be valuable assets, providing a very attractive return on investment and a reduced carbon footprint
- The location of Gråsel in an area where there is already a well-developed infrastructure not only reduced the cost of developing the field, but also shortened the development time.
- Production from the field was launched only 6 months after the final investment decision and 4 months before the originally planned deadline
It is located in the Skarv production area, which has been in production since 2013.
The ability to use the completed infrastructure significantly improves the profitability of new upstream projects in the region.
In addition to Gråsel, FPSO Skarv is used for the Ærfugl gas field, where 5 wells are in operation and 2 more will be commissioned later this year.
It is also planned to use FPSO Skarv to off-take hydrocarbons from other fields owned by PGNiG: Shrek and Alve Nord.
At the turn of May and June 2021, the unit underwent a major planned turnaround to enable it to receive additional gas volumes from new projects located in the Skarv area.
PGNiG Upstream Norway holds an 11.92% interest in the Gråsel field.
The licence partners are Aker BP (operator), Equinor and Wintershall DEA.