Since start-up in 1985 Heimdal has produced 46 billion m3 of gas and 7 million m3 of liquid (oil/condensate), corresponding to 332 million boe of oil. In addition, Heimdal has processed approximately the same volume oil and gas from the satellite fields Huldra, Skirne, Atla, Vale and Valemon.
Production from Valemon is expected to increase in the future as 3-4 new gas wells will be drilled for Valemon in 2021 and 2022. This will enable Heimdal to maintain profitable operations for longer than originally planned (2021 or 2022).
The extension will also enable production of the remaining reserves in Vale and Skirne and increase production from Valemon.
When the operations at Heimdal end in 2023 the remaining gas reserves at Valemon will be transferred to Kvitebjørn and Kollsnes for processing. Gassled will reconnect the dry gas pipelines currently passing over Heimdal to a subsea bypass.
“Heimdal is an important field that has repeatedly led the way for the Norwegian petroleum industry. First by contributing to the construction of Statpipe, which is a cornerstone for Norwegian gas export to Europe. Then by capturing value also after its own resources were produced. Heimdal illustrates how investments in infrastructure offshore drive future value creation opportunities,” said Geir Sørtveit, Equinor’s senior vice president of Exploration and Production West.
“Heimdal has delivered large gas volumes to our customers in Europe and has generated jobs and built important capabilities in the Norwegian petroleum cluster, from development to operations, and later as a processing hub for gas. In recent years a solid job has been done on the field to extend the productive life and maximise value creation. When Heimdal is shut down the field will have produced and processed about 700 million barrels of oil equivalent and generated revenues estimated at about NOK260 billion for the partners processing at Heimdal and for Norway,” Sørtveit concluded.
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