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Statoil Fram Vest

Fram Vest project

Norway Block 35/11

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The Fram Vest development is located on Block 35/11, 60 miles (100 km) northwest of Bergen and 12 miles (20 km) north of Troll C. The project was completed on schedule and 15 percent below the original budget estimate. The field will produce for 15 years, and plateau production is forecasted at just over 60,000 bopd. The commercially recoverable reserves in Fram Vest are estimated to total 100 mmbo and 120 bbcf of natural gas. The field is linked to Troll C by oil and gas pipelines, which will transport the wellstream to the platform for processing. The oil is transported in two 55 mile (90 km)-long pipelines from Troll C to Mongstad. The gas will be reinjected as pressure support. In the development of Fram Vest, StatoilHydro has taken advantage of the existing infrastructure in the Troll area. This first development may pave the way for the development of other low-volume reservoirs in the area that are not profitable at present.

  • Contract Award: 2001 (Ph I); 2003 (Ph II)
  • Sales: Kongsberg, Norway
  • Fabrication Trees: Dunfermline, U.K.
  • Fabrication Controls: Kongsberg, Norway
  • Service Base: Bergen, Norway
  • Host Type: Platform
  • Contract Type: Frame Agreement