To maximize efficiency, Duva was executed in parallel with the Gjøa P1 development, which began production in February this year
Oslo, August 24 - Neftegaz.RU.
Operator Neptune Energy and its partners Idemitsu Petroleum Norge, PGNiG
Upstream Norway and Sval Energi announced the successful start-up of production from the Duva development in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea.
Duva is a gas and oil field located in the PL636 and PL 636C licences in the North Sea
, ca. 140 km north of Bergen.
Estimated total reserves are 71 million boe, of which 56% is gas.
The field is expected to produce for approximately 10 years.
Neptune Energy’s Managing Director in Norway
, Odin Estensen, said:
- Duva is an excellent example of a successful fast-track development, with production beginning less than 5 years after its discovery
Paweł Majewski, President of PGNiG, said:
- We are also very satisfied with the environmental effects we achieved during the development - Duva is expected to have one of the lowest carbon dioxide emission rates per unit of production on the Norwegian Continental Shelf
Having been discovered only in 2016, the Duva field
is a fast-track project developed as a tie-back to existing infrastructure, including a production platform, serving the neighbouring Gjøa field.
Gjøa stands out for its very low carbon footprint of 3 kg of carbon dioxide
per barrel of oil equivalent, while the average for the Norwegian Continental Shelf is about 8 kg of carbon dioxide per barrel.
The tie-back of Duva will reduce Gjøa’s carbon dioxide emissions
per boe even further.
With the best possible environmental outcome in mind the Duva partners sought to reduce carbon emissions of specific development operations.
For example the installation of production heads was carried out by a vessel instead of a rig.
As a result, carbon emissions from this operation were reduced by 60%.
Neptune operates Duva with a 30% interest, while Idemitsu
and PGNiG also have 30% each and Sval Energi has 10%.