Operator: Vår Energi
Production licence: 001
Facility: Floatel Superior
Other infomration: Floatel Superior will be used as mobile quarters facility for Balder FPU.
Balder is a field in the central part of the North Sea, just west of the Grane field. The water depth in the area is 125 metres. Balder was discovered in 1967, and the initial plan for development and operation (PDO) was approved in 1996. Production started in 1999. The field has been developed with subsea wells tied-back to the Balder production, storage and offloading vessel (FPSO).
The Ringhorne deposit, located nine kilometres north of the Balder FPSO, is included in the Balder complex. Ringhorne is developed with a combined accommodation, drilling and wellhead facility, tied-back to the Balder FPSO and Jotun FPSO for processing, crude oil storage and gas export.
A revised PDO for Balder and Ringhorne was approved in June 2020. The development plan includes lifetime extension and relocation of the Jotun FPSO, and drilling of new subsea wells.