“We expect to produce about 115 000 tons of oil from the field in 2020 alone. We are working with a recognised partner, with whom we share a wealth of experience in hydrocarbon exploration and production, also in other licence areas. The proximity of the existing production infrastructure will have a reducing effect on production costs,” said Jerzy Kwieciński, CEO of PGNiG.
The operator of the Skogul field is Aker BP, which holds a 65% interest in the licence. The remaining interest is held by PGNiG Upstream Norway. The Skogul field is located in the immediate vicinity of the Vilje field, in which PGNiG Upstream Norway holds a 24.24% interest.
PGNiG has been active in Norway since 2007. PGNiG Upstream Norway currently holds interests in 31 exploration and production licences on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. In the last 3 years, thanks to intensified efforts to acquire oil and gas field interests the company increased its oil and gas reserves from 80 mboe to approximately 200 mboe.
Currently, PGNIG produces oil and gas from seven fields in Norway, namely Skarv, Morvin, Vilje, Vale, Gina Krog, Skogul and Ærfugl. Production from the latter one was launched in April 2020. Investment and analytical work is underway on another fields (Duva, Tommeliten Alpha, King Lear and Fogelberg).