Ivar Aasen
PRODUCTION FACILITY
Facility Name Ivar Aasen (Draupne) Platform Duty Oil/Gas
Operator Det norske oljeselskap Current Status Under Construction since 2014
Host Type Fixed Platform Water Depth 111 m / 366 ft
Dev.Cost n/a Region Norway
 
Location PL 001B, 16/1
 
OIL & GAS FIELD
Field Name Ivar Aasen (Draupne) Discovery Date Feb 2008
Block PL 001B: 16/1 Reserve Type Oil/Gas
Current
Status
Under Development Production Start
Water Depth 111 m / 366 ft



Field Name Hanz Discovery Date
Block PL028B, 25/10 Reserve Type n/a
Current
Status
Under Development Production Start
Water Depth n/a



Field Name West Cable Discovery Date
Block PL242, 16/1 Reserve Type n/a
Current
Status
Under Development Production Start
Water Depth n/a
 
 
Description
 
Ivar Aasen will be developed and operated from Trondheim. Det norske aims to make use of latest technology, stressing an effective operation with low offshore staffing. An operation center with control room will be established in Trondheim. The Ivar Aasen development comprises production of the resources in three discoveries; Ivar Aasen, Hanz and West Cable. The fields are being developed with a manned fixed platform located above the Ivar Aasen discovery and a subsea installation on Hanz tied to the Ivar Aasen platform by means of a flowline and umbilical system. Start of production is tentatively scheduled for 4Q 2016.
 
Activities
 
NPD Issues Ivar Aasen Appraisal Drilling Permits
Date: Dec. 2014
Type: Appraisal Operations
The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate issued drilling permits for a pair of wells that will be drilled to appraise the Ivar Aasen discovery in license PL001B. Wells 16/1-21S and 16/1-21A will be drilled by the Maersk Interceptor (500’ ILC) to test reservoirs to the north and southeast of the field. Ivar Aasen, formerly Draupne, was discovered in 2008. Statoil plans to develop the field using a fixed production, drilling and quarters platform. First oil is anticipated in late 2016.
Parties Agree on Asha/Ivar Aasen Joint Development
Date: Mar. 2013
Type: Development Activity
As a 20% interest holder in the Asha discovery in Norwegian Production License 457 (PL457), Bridge Energy announced the singing of an agreement regarding the joint development of Asha and the Ivar Aasen discovery in PL001B. Under the agreement, development of Asha will form an integral part of the proposed Ivar Aasen development. The Ivar Aasen Plan of Development was submitted for approval in December 2012 and proposes the installation of a fixed platform supporting dry wellheads and processing facilities. Startup is planned for 2016. The agreement has been approved by all license holders but remains subject to execution by the parties.
SMOE to Construct Ivar Aasen PDQ
Date: Feb. 2013
Type: Contract Award
A Sembcorp Marine subsidiary, SMOE, received a $727 million contract from Det norske for the engineering, procurement and construction of the Ivar Aasen development Process, Drilling and Quarters (PDQ) platform. The PDQ will be installed in 367 feet of water on the Norwegian continental shelf. SMOE will work with its engineering partner Wood Group Mustang in executing the project. The facilities will include a 70 man quarters module along with modules for processing, gas compression, separation, water injection, metering, utilities and flare boom. Construction is to commence in December 2013 with delivery taking place in March 2016. First oil at Ivar Aasen is planned for late 2016.
Det Norske Submits Ivar Aasen POD
Date: Jan. 2013
Type: Development Activity
Det norske, on behalf of the partners in Production License 001B, submitted to the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy the Plan for Development and Operation of the Ivar Aasen field. If approved, first oil could be seen in 4Q 2016. Information gained during appraisal drilling indicates that the field contains 150 mmboe and will produce at a steady rate of 23,000 boepd. The development will also include the Hanz and West Cable discoveries. Hanz will be utilized by a subsea installation tied back to a production platform servicing Ivar Aasen and West Cable.
Draupne Gets a New Name
Date: Sep. 2012
Type: Operator Update
The Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy introduced a policy of naming fields and discoveries after prominent individuals or events of national significance. The re-naming policy is an effort to parallel the importance of Norway's offshore energy reserves with the contributions of people and events that shaped the nation. In this instance, the Draupne field is now the Ivar Aasen field. Aasen was a poet and linguist in the 1800s. He is credited with developing the Nynorsk (New Norwegian) language which aided in the modernization of the country.
Norway Greenlights Lundin's $4.2B Edvard Grieg Oil Field
Date: Apr. 2012
Type: Status Update
The Norwegian government has approved the $4.2 billion development of the Edvard Grieg (formerly Luno) oil field, the first field offshore Norway operated by Lundin Petroleum. The Edvard Grieg area contains 186 million barrels of oil equivalent, and peak production is expected to be 90,000 boepd. Production at Edvard Grieg will be combined with the production of the nearby Draupne, and studies are being made to find the best ways of exporting oil and gas from the Utsira Height area.
Aker Solutions Scores FEED Study for Draupne Field
Date: Mar. 2012
Type: Contract Award
Det norske awarded Aker Solutions a front-end, engineering and design contract for the Draupne field in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea. The study is slated for delivery in 4Q 2012. First production from the development is expected in 2015.
Lundin, Det norske Reach Agreement for Luno, Draupne Combined Development
Date: Mar. 2012
Type: Status Update
Lundin Petroleum and partners Wintershall and RWE Dea have reached an agreement for Det norske-operated licenses PL001B, PL028B, PL242. A plan for development and operation for the Luno field was submitted on January 19, 2012 to the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy and includes 15 wells drilled from a jackup. First production is expected in the fourth quarter of 2015. In the coordinated development solution, the partially processed fluids from the Draupne field will be transported from the Draupne platform to the Luno platform for stabilization and export of oil and gas. The combined production from the Luno and Draupne fields will be phased in time with Draupne production planned to start in late 2016 and increasing toward a peak rate in late 2018. The Luno platform design capacity will accommodate in excess of 120,000 bopd and up to 175 MMcf/d when Draupne production is combined with that from the Luno field.
Norwegian Ministry Requests Joint Development of Luno, Draupne
Date: Oct. 2011
Type: Operator Update
The Norwegian Petroleum and Energy Ministry has requested license holders of PL 338 (Luno discovery) and PL 001B (Draupne discovery) to organize a joint development solution. The distance between the two fields is five miles (eight kilometers). Lundin Norway operates license PL 338 while Det norske operates PL 001B. The government believes that both society and licensees can expect significant savings with a unitized development solution. The Ministry has made the licensees aware that they cannot expect its approval for development and operations without these benefits being realized. Det norske stated that it will initiate a constructive collaboration with Lundin to progress towards a PDO for a unitized development of the two fields. Lundin stated that it has proposed to Det norske, prior to receipt of the letter from the Ministry, commercial solutions for a joint development. Lundin said it has completed front-end engineering for the Luno development, compromising the Luno and Tellus discoveries. A draft plan was completed, incorporating the provision for a joint development of the Draupne discovery. The plan of development is ready for submission prior to the end of this year. Lundin added that it has secured rig capacity for the Luno development and first oil is forecasted for late 2015.
Det norske Moves Forward with Development Plans on Draupne
Date: May. 2010
Type: Status Update
Det norske struck again on the Draupne discovery, and has ranked it as one of the largest discoveries on the Norwegian shelf in recent years. On April 22, 2010, Det norske announced that a production test performed on the discovery showed that future production wells could yield rates of about 12,000 bopd of good quality oil. A sidetrack well was then drilled, targeting a deeper part of the well, 16/1-11A. The oil-water contact was found in the sidetrack well, proving that the oil column is deeper than previously expected. The total oil and gas column is about 492 feet (150 meters), of which 295 feet (90 meters) is gas. A combined development of Draupne and two neighboring discoveries, Hanz and West Cable, holds total estimated recoverable volumes of about 110 to 150 million boe. Det norske estimates that first oil from the development can be achieved by 2014 with a plan of development filed by 2011. Situated on Block 16/1 in Production License 001B in the Norwegian North Sea is the Draupne field. Det norske serves as the operator, holding a 35% interest; Statoil holds 50%; and BayernGas holds the remaining 15%.
Det norske Proves Draupne Discovery's Potential
Date: Mar. 2010
Type: Appraisal Operations
Det norske has reached a total depth of 8,612 feet (2,625 meters) in the Draupne appraisal well, 16/1-11, in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea. The well encountered a 187-foot (57-meter) hydrocarbon column in the same reservoir interval identified in the discovery well, 16/1-9, in 2008. Non-movable oil was also detected in the deeper, Triassic age-formations, and a production test will be performed in the oil zone. The operator is considering drilling a sidetrack to the current well since oil-water contact has not been identified in either the discovery well or the appraisal well. Draupne is located on Block 16/1 in PL 001B in 364 feet (111 meters) of water. Det norske serves as the operator, holding a 35% interest; Statoil holds 50%; and BayernGas holds the remaining 15%.
Det norske Begins Appraisal Drilling on Draupne
Date: Feb. 2010
Type: Appraisal Operations
Det norske spud appraisal well 16/1-11 on the Draupne field using the Songa Delta semisub. In April 2008, the 16/1-9 well encountered a 144-feet (44-meter) thick sandstone from the Middle Jurassic period containing hydrocarbons. Proven recoverable reserves range from 4 to 5 million standard cubic meters of oil equivalent. Situated on Block 16/1 in PL 001B in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea, Draupne is operated by Det norske, holding a 35% interest. Partners include Statoil (50%), and BayernGas (15%).
Det Norske to Conduct Appraisal Drilling on Draupne in North Sea
Date: Dec. 2009
Type: Appraisal Operations
Det norske received consent to conduct appraisal drilling on well 16/1-11 in the North Sea. Drilling will be carried out by the Songa Delta semisub at the Draupne prospect in the first quarter of 2010. Discovered in April 22, 2008, the operator plans to delineate the discovery well to determine its size and commercial viability. Draupne is situated in the Norwegian North Sea roughly 124 miles (200 kilometers) from Stavanger in PL 001B. Det norske operates the block, holding a 35% interest; Statoil holds a 50% interest; and Bayerngas holds the remaining 15%.
 
Status History
 
Hanz

Under Development - Dec 2012 to -
PDO submitted on 12/22/2012
West Cable

Under Development - Dec 2012 to -
POD submitted 12/22/2012
Ivar Aasen (Draupne) Platform

Under Construction - Feb 2014 to -
Prospect - 2012 to Feb 2013
Ivar Aasen (Draupne)

Under Development - Dec 2012 to -
POD submitted 12/22/2012
Discovery (Appraised) - May 10, 2010 to Dec 2012
Appraisal Drilling - Apr 26, 2010 to May 09, 2010
Appraisal Drilling - Feb 2010 to Apr 25, 2010
The well encountered a 187-foot (57-meter) hydrocarbon column in the same reservoir interval identified in the discovery well, 16/1-9, in 2008. Non-movable oil was also detected in the deeper, Triassic age-formations, and a production test will be performed in the oil zone.
Discovery (Drilled) - Feb 19, 2008 to Apr 16, 2008
An oil discovery was made by the Bredford Dolphin.
Bright Spot - 2008 to Feb 18, 2008