Work has commenced on 4 production wells in the Duva field in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea.
The wells, each 2,500 m long, are being drilled using a semi-submersible platform.
The drilling operations will take approximately 3 months to complete.
The field will then move to the production phase, which is due to start in the 3rd quarter of 2021.
Paweł Majewski, CEO of PGNiG, said:
- The Duva field development fits in perfectly with the PGNiG Group’s strategy
- We are consistently building a diversified portfolio of gas supplies, with our own production on the Norwegian Continental Shelf being a key element
- We want to make sure the largest possible share of natural gas brought to Poland, once the Baltic Pipe becomes operational, comes from fields partly owned by PGNiG Upstream Norway
The installation was carried out by a vessel instead of a rig, which reduced installation time, saved costs and reduced carbon dioxide emissions by 60%.
PGNiG owns a 30% interest in Duva, with the other partners:
- Neptune Energy (field operator with a 30% interest)
- Idemitsu Petroleum Norge (30%)
- Sval Energi (10%)
At present, the company holds interests in 36 licences, produces oil & gas from 9 fields, and is conducting project work in 6 further fields, including Duva.