Repsol has applied to the PSA for consent for removal and disposal of the Gyda facility. We have now granted the company this consent.
Consent for disposal
The Petroleum Act requires the developer of a field to pay for and to carry out – including full or partial removal of facilities and equipment after the production period has ended. The removal work must take place pursuant to the HSE regulations for the petroleum activities, and on the basis of considerations including consent and decommissioning plans.
Gyda is a field in the southern part of the Norwegian sector in the North Sea, between the Ula and Ekofisk fields. The water depth is 66 metres. Gyda was discovered in 1980, and the plan for development and operation (PDO) was approved in 1987. The field has been developed with a combined drilling, accommodation and processing facility with a steel jacket. Production started in 1990 and ceased in 2020. Plugging and abandonment of wells is ongoing. According to the formal removal resolution, decommissioning must be completed by the end of 2023.