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Var Energi extending life of Balder area in North Sea

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Var Energi has said that it will extend the lifespan of the Balder area in the North Sea by upgrading the FPSO Jotun, which has been producing oil from the Jotun field since 1999.

The Balder Future project aims to extend the life of the field (PL 001) to 2045, giving Norway’s oldest licence a lifetime of 80 years. In addition to the upgrade of the FPSO, 13 new production wells and one water injection well will be drilled on the field. The project aims to extract another 136 million boe.

The Jotun (pictured) is being taken ashore for upgrading at the Rosenberg Worley facility in Stavanger, Norway.

The upgrade of the FPSO includes overhaul of the turret, pipes, process equipment, hulls, marine systems, living quarters, control and security systems. In addition to Rosenberg Worley, Baker Hughes and Ocean Installer have been selected to carry out engineering, procurement, construction and installation of new subsea systems (SPS), umbilicals, risers and transport pipes for the Jotun.

Once upgraded, the FPSO is scheduled to be re-installed between the FPSO Balder and the Ringhorne platform during the summer of 2022.

Image courtesy of Var Energi

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