Phase 2 of the Johan Sverdrup development was approved by Norwegian authorities in May 2019, with start-up scheduled for 4Q22.
Since 1996, the Sleipner field in the North Sea has been used as a facility for carbon capture and storage by Equinor as operator and a group of partnering companies.
The decommissioning project in the Schooner and Ketch fields will start immediately with a plan to commence offshore operations at the end of 2019.
PGNiG Upstream Norway and its partners decided to move to the select phase of the project, during which key technical decisions regarding the field development will be made.
The combined flow from both wells during a 72-hour production test earlier this week reached and maintained the planned production rate of 20 000 bpd.
PGNiG Upstream Norway holds an 11.92% interest in the Ærfugl project in the Norwegian Sea. The operator is Aker BP, while the other partners are Equinor Energy and Wintershall DEA.
The contract is with DeepOcean to support the hook-up and commissioning of the Valhall Flank West project, operated by Aker BP.