Edvard Grieg

The first oil and gas was produced from the Edvard Grieg field in November 2018. Since then, the platform and operations personnel on board have ensured very high operational regularity and high production.

The P2 reserves for Edvard Grieg are currently estimated at 379 million barrels of oil equivalent, compared with the 186 million estimated when the plan for development and operation (PDO) was approved. In simple terms, the increases are due to two factors. The reservoir on Edvard Grieg has proven to contain more oil than we initially presumed, and the understanding of the reservoir has continued to improve. Technology such as 4D seismic has allowed the Edvard Grieg team to continually update the reservoir model and drainage strategy.

Edvard Grieg is located about 10 kilometres from the Ivar Aasen field and receives oil and gas from Ivar Aasen for final processing and export.

As early as the drawing board stage, Edvard Grieg was planned as a field centre with the capacity to be a host platform for new fields in the vicinity. Edvard Grieg is also the host platform for the Solveig field and for test production from the Rolvsnes discovery. The platform is also prepared for power from shore and will be connected to the area solution for the Utsira High toward the end of 2022. At that point, Edvard Grieg will have some of the lowest production emissions anywhere on the shelf.

Edvard Grieg’s exceptional reservoirs continue to deliver. Resource estimates have doubled since the development plan was submitted.