The subsea field Vigdis has been producing oil through the Snorre field for more than 20 years. Field production will now be boosted by almost 11 million barrels.
Equinor and its partners have decided to invest some NOK 1.4 billion in Vigdis boosting station, expected come online in the first quarter of 2021.
“This is an improved oil recovery project which includes a multiphase boosting station that will increase production from existing wells. This adds new oil barrels at a highly competitive price,” says Torger Rød, Equinor’s senior vice president for project management control.
The contract for delivering the boosting system, including subsea template and trawling protection, has been awarded to OneSubsea. The contract value is estimated at NOK 700 million.
Engineering starting in December 2018 in Bergen, the assembly will take place at the company’s plant at Horsøy near Bergen. OneSubsea will use several sub-contractors, including Framo Flatøy fabricating the pump and Luster Mekaniske Industri fabricating piping. More contracts will be awarded in the near future. A total of 500 people will be involved in delivering the Vigdis boosting station.
“A contract for the work to be performed on the Snorre A and B platforms will be awarded later, whereas marine operations will be performed under Equinor’s framework contracts,” Rød says.