Conoco Phillips has received consent from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate to start up the Ekofisk 2/4 VC installation in the North Sea.


Image: A map showing Ekofisj and Eldfisk fields. Photo: courtesy of ©@Trois Cube/Total.

This development comprises a subsea template with four well slots and the drilling of four wells for water injection. This will contribute to an increase in oil production of around 2.7 million standard cubic metres of oil – corresponding to 17 million barrels.

The development of 2/4 VC was approved by the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy on 7 September 2017, as an amended Plan for Development and Operation (amended PDO) for Ekofisk south. The amended PDO was approved without conditions.

Current resource and cost estimates are in line with what was presumed when the amended PDO was approved. Investments are calculated at approx. NOK 2.3 billion.

Source: Company Press Release