Offshore Field Development Projects
Balder Balder
Operator:ExxonMobil
Water Depth:125 m / 413 ft
Region:Europe - North Sea
Country:Norway
Last Updated:Mar 4, 2013    (view update history)
Project Description
The Balder field is situated on Block 25/11 in License 001, about 118 miles (190 kilometers) northwest of Stavangar, in 410 feet (125 meters) of water. ExxonMobil wholly owns and operates the field.

Discovered in 1967, Balder is an oil field that came online on Sept. 30, 1999.

Field Development

The Balder field was developed by 12 production wells, three water injection wells and one gas injection well connecting to the Balder FPSO.

In early 2003, the Ringhorne field was tied-back to the Balder FPSO for processing and export. In October 2003, Balder started exporting gas to Statpipe via the Jotun FPSO.
The Balder field is situated on Block 25/11 in License 001, about 118 miles (190 kilometers) northwest of Stavangar, in 410 feet (125 meters) of water. ExxonMobil wholly owns and operates the field.

Discovered in 1967, Balder is an oil field that came online on Sept. 30, 1999.

Field Development

The Balder field was developed by 12 production wells, three water injection wells and one gas injection well connecting to the Balder FPSO.

In early 2003, the Ringhorne field was tied-back to the Balder FPSO for processing and export. In October 2003, Balder started exporting gas to Statpipe via the Jotun FPSO.
Activities
Status Updates
Aker Solutions Awarded Frame Agreement Contract for Norwegian Fields
Type: Status Update

Jun. 2012 - ExxonMobil awarded Aker Solutions a frame agreement for fields located on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. The frame agreement covers engineering, procurement, construction and installation of several fields, including Balder, Jotun A, Jotun B and Ringhorne. The fixed contract duration is five years from 2012 to 2017, with options for two additional five year periods. The frame agreement will be managed from Stavanger.

Ocean Installer Completes Survey, Intervention Work at Balder
Type: Status Update

Jun. 2012 - Ocean Installer has completed a survey and intervention work at the Balder field. The conducted work encompassed inspection and maintenance of the subsea control system at the field. Balder is located on Blocks 25/10 and 25/11 in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea about 118 miles (190 kilometers) west of Stavanger, Norway at a water depth of 410 feet (125 meters).

Ringhorne East
Producing - Mar 19, 2006 to -

Under Development - Nov 25, 2005 to Mar 18, 2006

The field is developed by three production wells drilled from the Ringhorne facility.

Discovery (Drilled) - Sep 23, 2003 to Nov 24, 2005

Exploratory Drilling - Aug 21, 2003 to Sep 22, 2003

Balder FPU
Producing - Oct 02, 1999 to -

Under Construction - Feb 02, 1996 to Oct 01, 1999

Balder
Producing - Sep 02, 1999 to -

Under Development - Feb 02, 1996 to Sep 01, 1999

The field has been developed with subsea wells tied back to the accommodation, production and storage vessel, Balder FPU, where oil and gas are processed.

Discovery (Appraised) - May 19, 1995 to Feb 01, 1996

Appraisal Drilling - Aug 04, 1969 to May 18, 1995

Several appraisal wells were drilled during this period.

Discovery (Drilled) - Sep 08, 1967 to Aug 03, 1969

The well 25/11-1 was permanently abandoned on 9 July 1967 as an oil discovery, the first in Norway

Exploratory Drilling - Oct 18, 1966 to Sep 07, 1967

Wildcat well 25/11-1 was spudded with the semi-submersible installation Ocean Traveler on and drilled to TD at 2459 m in Basement rock.

Update History
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UPDATE TYPE DATE DAYS AGO
Field Updated Mar 04, 2013 600
Activity Added Jun 27, 2012 850
Field Updated Jun 27, 2012 850
Project Description Updated Jun 21, 2012 856
Activity Added Jun 21, 2012 856
Field Updated Jun 21, 2012 856
Project Description Added Mar 29, 2012 940
Facility Updated Mar 29, 2012 940
Field Updated Mar 29, 2012 940
Field Status Updated May 19, 2011 1255
Field Updated May 19, 2011 1255
Field Updated Jun 02, 2009 1971
Facility Updated Apr 20, 2009 2014
Field Updated Apr 20, 2009 2014
Field Status Added Jun 10, 2008 2328
Field Added Jun 10, 2008 2328
Field Added Jun 09, 2008 2329
Facility Added Jun 09, 2008 2329
Facility Status Added Jun 09, 2008 2329
Field Status Added Jun 09, 2008 2329

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Facility Name Balder FPU
Duty Oil
Operator ExxonMobil
Current Status Producing since 1999
Host Type FPU/FPS
Water Depth 125 m / 413 ft
Dev.Cost n/a
 
Region Norway
 
Location 25/8, 25/10, 25/11
 
Field Name Balder
Discovery Date Sep 1967
Block 25/8, 25/10, 25/11; License 001
Reserve Type Oil
Current Status Producing
Production Start Sep 1999
Water Depth 125 m / 413 ft
Field Name Ringhorne East
Discovery Date Sep 2003
Block 25/8
Reserve Type Oil/Gas
Current Status Producing
Production Start Mar 2006
Water Depth 130 m / 429 ft