On 22 March 2018, the PSA carried out an audit of the management of the integrity of pipelines and subsea facilities on the Oselvar and Trym fields, for which Faroe Petroleum Norge AS (Faroe) is the operator.
In December 2016, Faroe took over as operator of the Oselvar and Trym fields.
Oselvar shut down production as of April 2018. Assessments are being made of the viability of resuming production from the field at a later date.
Parts of the infrastructure are being transferred to Oda and used for tying this field to Ula. Trym is scheduled for temporary production shutdown in Q3 2019, as a result of the upgrade to the Tyra field on the Danish shelf. Production is scheduled to resume in 2022.
The objective of the audit was to gain an overview of the integrity management of pipelines and subsea facilities for which Faroe is responsible.
No non-conformities or improvement points were identified.
The Oselvar field is in the southern part of the Norwegian sector of the North Sea, 21 kilometres southwest of Ula. Water depth in the area is 70 metres. Oselvar was proven in 1991, and the plan for development and operation (PDO) was approved in 2009. The development concept is a subsea template with three horizontal production wells tied to Ula. Production began in 2012.
The licensees have submitted a decommissioning plan to the authorities. Production at Oselvar will cease in 2018.
The Trym field is in the southern part of the Norwegian sector of the North Sea, three kilometres from the boundary with the Danish sector. Water depth in the area is 65 metres. Trym was proven in 1990, and the plan for development and operation (PDO) was approved in 2010. The field has been developed using a subsea template including two horizontal production wells, tied to the Harald facility in the Danish sector. Production started in 2011.
Øyvind Midttun, press contact
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