Production at two of Statoil’s subsea fast track developments, Fram H-North and Svalin C, started Wednesday in the North Sea.
Fram H-North is a subsea facility located in the Troll area, about 12 miles north of Norway-based Statoil’s Troll field.
Fram-H North can accommodate four wells and is connected to Fram West. Production from Fram-H North is transported to the Troll C platform.
Troll C has a daily production of around 120,000 barrels of oil and 10.5 million cubic meters of gas.
Preliminary reserve estimates for Fram H-North are at 10 million barrels of recoverable oil equivalents.
Svalin C is a subsea facility with two wells located in the Grane area of the North Sea.
Preliminary estimates show that reserves at Svalin C are about 30 million barrels of oil equivalents.
Svalin C is tied to Staoil’s Grane platform by a nearly 4 mile long production pipeline.
The gas compression facility on the Grane platform was modified to handle gas from Svalin.
“Fram H-North and Svalin C are good, positive representatives what we want to achieve through the fast-track development concept,” Statoil’s head of field development on the Norwegian shelf Ivar Aasheim said.