Norway Greenlights Valhall Facility Startup

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted consent to start up the Valhall West Flank facility in the North Sea. Start-up will take place this autumn. The reserves are estimated at 60 MMboe. The reserve estimate is a median value, and indicates some uncertainty regarding how much can be recovered.

This facility is a further development of the Valhall field. West Flank is an unmanned facility with twelve well slots, and it is tied to the Valhall field center.

“Valhall West Flank is an important measure for further exploitation of the resources in a mature field,” says Tove Francke, the NPD’s assistant director for development and operations, North Sea South.

Valhall is in the southern part of the Norwegian shelf, 290 kilometers from land. Aker BP is operator for the field.


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