Sval Energi and its partners have started production from the Fenja oil and gas field in the Norwegian Sea.

CEO Nikolai Lyngø of Sval said: “Fenja on stream means that we now have 16 producing fields on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. A new field coming on stream is always an important milestone and I would like to thank our partners, particularly operator Neptune Energy, for the close collaboration and a safe production start.”

The Fenja development consists of two subsea templates tied back to the Njord A platform. The field is expected to produce around 35,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day via two oil producers, with pressure support from one water injector and one gas injector.

It has been decided to partially power the Njord platform with electricity from shore, which will reduce emissions from Fenja.

Lyngø said: “Electrification is key for continued emissions cuts on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. We will therefore pursue further electrification opportunities where this is relevant, based on remaining field lifetime and access to low carbon power as two of the key parameters enabling such a solution.”

Fenja also holds a record: The world’s longest electrically trace-heated pipe-in-pipe solution transports oil from the Fenja field to the platform for processing and transport. Due to the high wax content of the oil from Fenja, the 36-kilometre pipeline must be warmed up to a temperature above 28 degrees Celsius before starting the flow. During normal production, the temperature in the pipeline will be well above this temperature. However, during a shut down the temperature will drop, and heating is required before production can be resumed.

Fenja is located in production licence 586. The licence partners are Sval Energi (17.5%), Neptune Energy (operator, 30%), Vår Energi, (45%) and DNO (7.5%). Total reserves are between 50 and 75 million barrels of oil equivalent (gross), of which 75% is oil and 25% is gas.

Tom Gederø, VP Communications
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