Based on resources of 21 million boe and its proximity to the nearby Alba infrastructure, Wood Mackenzie assumes the discovery could be an ideal candidate for a short-cycle, high-return tie-back to the Ithaca-operated facilities.
Aker BP’s preliminary resource estimate for the discovery was between 13 and 32 million m3 of recoverable oil, but this is likely to be downgraded.
Duva is the third field involving Neptune Energy to be brought online this year, following Gjøa P1, also offshore Norway, in February and Merakes, offshore Indonesia, in April.
The jack-up rig Mærsk Innovator has been contracted to drill three subsea development wells in Block 28/9 on the UK Continental Shelf.
A boosting system supplied by OneSubsea has enhanced production at the Equinor-operated Vigdis oilfield in the North Sea.
The 37 km electrically trace-heated pipe-in-pipe solution will transport oil from the Fenja field to the Njord A platform, operated by Equinor.
The 437 km2 survey will be acquired in the NOAKA area, between Oseberg and Alvheim in the Norwegian North Sea.