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Aker BP submits $621m plans for Trell and Trine fields

Seetao 2022-08-12 17:07
  • The field is expected to start production in the first quarter of 2025
  • The two North Sea discoveries will be linked to the existing infrastructure at East Kameleon and the existing infrastructure at the Alvheim FPSO
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Aker BP and its partners have submitted development and operational plans for the Trell and Trine discoveries in the Alvheim region of the Norwegian North Sea to the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy. The development of these fields is expected to involve an investment of about $621 million. It will be through connections to the existing infrastructure at East Kameleon, as well as to Alvheim floating production storage. East Kameleon is part of the Alvheim field along with the Kneler, Boa and Kameleon structures.

Production at the Trelland Trine project is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2025. Aker BP has partnered with Petroro and LOTOS Exploration & Production Norge to obtain 102F/G and 036E/F production licenses.

Aker BP chief executive Karl Johnny Hersvik said Trell & Trine was the third PDO to be filed in the Alvheim region in just one year, following Frosk and KEG. This is yet another confirmation of the Alvheim success story that we and our partners are proud of. From an operational standpoint, the Alfheim area is one of the most cost-effective areas on the Norwegian continental shelf, and the resource base has expanded dramatically since the field came into production.

According to the PDO, the Trell and Trine projects will use the Alvheim field's planned life extension. Aker BP said the offshore project would increase Alvheim's output, reduce unit costs and reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Following the PDO approval for Trell and Trine development, production in the Alvheim region will exceed 750 million barrels, both in production and approved for development, Hersvik said. Keywords: engineering news, overseas news

Trell and Trine are found 24km east of the Alvheim production vessel. The recoverable resources of the two discoveries are estimated to be around 25 million barrels of oil equivalent. Their development will involve the tieback of three wells and two new subsea units. According to Aker BP, one of the three wells, Trell Nord, has not been confirmed but has a good chance of discovery.Editor/XingWentao