Offshore Field Development Projects
Kvitebjorn Kvitebjorn
Operator:Statoil
Water Depth:190 m / 627 ft
Region:Europe - North Sea
Country:Norway
Last Updated:Sep 25, 2014    (view update history)
Project Description
Kvitebjørn is a gas condensate field located in the eastern part of the Tampen area, in the northern part of the North Sea. Water depth in the area is about 623 feet. The field is developed with an integrated accommodation, drilling and processing facility with a steel jacket. Drill cuttings and produced water are injected in a dedicated disposal well. An amended PDO for Kvitebjørn was approved in December 2006.

The reservoir consists of Middle Jurassic sandstones of the Brent Group. The reservoir lies at a depth of approximately 13,100 feet and is characterized as high temperature and high pressure. The reservoir quality is good.

There are plans to continue to drill infill wells, mature new drilling targets on the flanks of the field and install a gas compressor on ...
Kvitebjørn is a gas condensate field located in the eastern part of the Tampen area, in the northern part of the North Sea. Water depth in the area is about 623 feet. The field is developed with an integrated accommodation, drilling and processing facility with a steel jacket. Drill cuttings and produced water are injected in a dedicated disposal well. An amended PDO for Kvitebjørn was approved in December 2006.

The reservoir consists of Middle Jurassic sandstones of the Brent Group. The reservoir lies at a depth of approximately 13,100 feet and is characterized as high temperature and high pressure. The reservoir quality is good.

There are plans to continue to drill infill wells, mature new drilling targets on the flanks of the field and install a gas compressor on the platform, with start-up late in 2013.
Activities
Status Updates
Statoil Extends Kvitebjorn Field Life with Installation of Compressor Module
Type: Operator Update

Sep. 2014 - Statoil recently installed a new compressor module at the Kvitebjorn field in Norwegian license PL193. Installation of the compressor will allow the field partners to increase recovery rates at the field from 55% to 70%. Overall production will be increased by 220 MMboe and the field's life will be extended by 8 years. The boost to production is expected to be equivalent to developing a separate mid-sized field in the area but without the associated development costs.

KCA to Apply MPD Technology on Statoil's Kvitebjorn Field
Type: Contract Award

May. 2011 - KCA DEUTAG will provide drilling services fro Statoil's Kvitebjorn gas and condensate field offshore Norway. The contract is for a primary period of two years with the option to extend by two further periods of two years each. KCA will apply managed pressure drilling (MPD) technology to drill in the depleted reservoir at a depth of 13,123 feet (4,000 meters) with high temperatures and under high pressure. KCA has been working closely with Statoil to develop MPD for drilling at Kvitebjorn, located on Block 34/11, east of Gullfaks.

Statoil Seeks to Improve Recovery at Kvitebjorn
Type: Contract Award

Nov. 2010 - Statoil awarded Bergen Group Rosenberg a contract to build and install a compressor module on the Kvitebjorn platform in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea. This will allow for the recovery rate to improve and accelerate at the Kvitebjorn field; production is expected to increase by about 35 MMcm/d of oil equivalent, increasing the recovery rate from 55% to 70%. The engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning (EPCIC) contract also includes an option for tie-in of a condensate pipeline to the Valemon platform. Offshore installation of the equipment will begin in 2012 with completion expected in early 2014. The Kvitebjorn field is located on Block 34/11 in 623 feet (190 meters) of water.

TDW Delivers Pipeline Repair Solution to Kvitebjorn
Type: Pipeline Construction

Apr. 2009 - The StatoilHydro-operated Kvitebjorn field in the North Sea resumed production on Jan. 27, 2009, after TDW designed and delivered a repair solution for the field's production pipeline. Kvitebjorn was shut down in August 2008 when a gas leak was discovered roughly 6 miles (10 kilometers) from the platform; the pipeline was damaged by a passing ship's anchor. TDW installed a special subsea clamp system to the gas pipeline that exports gas from the platform to the Kollsnes processing plant near Bergen. The field is expected to recover roughly 194 Bcf (55 Bcm) and 776 MMcf (22 MMcm) of condensate.

Kvitebjoern Gas Pipeline May Restart by End of Q1
Type: Status Update

Jan. 2009 - Norway's Statoilhydro said on Wednesday its Kvitebjoern gas pipeline might resume flows by the end of the first quarter if the primary repair solution was successful.

StatoilHydro to Repair Kvitebjorn Pipeline, Restore Production by 2009
Type: Pipeline Construction

Sep. 2008 - StatoilHydro has decided to bring forward the repairs to the Kvitebjorn pipeline. The plan is to perform the repairs in the first quarter of 2009. The Kvitebjorn rich gas pipeline, which runs from the Kvitebjorn platform in the North Sea to Kollsnes processing plant outside Bergen, was closed on August 20 following the discovery of a minor gas leakage from the pipe.

Shutdown of North Sea Gas Pipeline to Impact StatoilHydro's Production
Type: Status Update

Aug. 2008 - The shutdown of the rich gas pipeline between Kvitebjorn and Kollsnes will impact StatoilHydro's production for the remainder of the year. Visund will continue to inject gas during the shutdown and liquids will consequently be produced.

Kvitebjorn Platform
Producing - Sep 26, 2004 to -

Under Construction - Jun 14, 2000 to Sep 25, 2004

The field is developed with an integrated accommodation, drilling and processing facility with a steel jacket.

Kvitebjorn
Producing - Sep 26, 2004 to -

Under Development - Jun 14, 2000 to Sep 25, 2004

The field is developed with an integrated accommodation, drilling and processing facility with a steel jacket.

Discovery (Appraised) - Jan 17, 1997 to Jun 13, 2000

Well 34/11-3 was permanently abandoned on 16 January 1997 as a gas/condensate appraisal well.

Appraisal Drilling - Aug 01, 1996 to Jan 16, 1997

Well 34/11-3 was spudded with the semi-submersible installation Deepsea Trym on 1 August 1996 and drilled to TD at 4482 m in the Early Jurassic Statfjord Formation.

Discovery (Drilled) - Oct 26, 1994 to Jul 31, 1996

Exploratory Drilling - Jul 07, 1994 to Oct 25, 1994

Wildcat well 34/11-1 spudded 7/7/1994 with the Ross Rig reaching a total depth of 4580 m into the Early Jurassic formation.

Update History
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Field Updated Sep 25, 2014 5
Facility Updated Sep 25, 2014 5
Activity Added Sep 25, 2014 5
Project Description Added Mar 04, 2013 575
Field Updated Mar 04, 2013 575
Facility Updated Mar 04, 2013 575
Field Updated May 05, 2011 1244
Activity Added May 05, 2011 1244
Field Updated Nov 29, 2010 1401
Activity Added Nov 29, 2010 1401
Activity Added Apr 24, 2009 1985
Field Updated Apr 24, 2009 1985
Facility Updated Apr 20, 2009 1989
Activity Added Jan 14, 2009 2085
Activity Added Sep 23, 2008 2198
Activity Added Aug 20, 2008 2232
Facility Status Added Jun 06, 2008 2307
Facility Added Jun 06, 2008 2307
Field Status Added Jun 05, 2008 2308
Field Added Jun 05, 2008 2308

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Facility Name Kvitebjorn Platform
Duty Gas
Operator Statoil
Current Status Producing since 2004
Host Type Fixed Platform
Water Depth 190 m / 627 ft
Dev.Cost $1,900,000,000
 
Region Norway
 
Location 34/11
 
Field Name Kvitebjorn
Discovery Date Oct 1994
Block PL193: 34/11
Reserve Type Gas
Current Status Producing
Production Start Sep 2004
Water Depth 190 m / 627 ft