New stream boosts Fram field production


Equinor recently put on a new stream on the Troll C platform which aims to accelerate and boost production from the Fram oil and gas field in the northern part of the North Sea, some 20 kilometres north of Troll.

Fram is an oil and gas field tied in to the Troll C platform. In 2017 the Fram partners decided to invest about NOK 1 billion in a new gas module, boosting the gas processing capacity on Troll C by a total of 3.5 million standard cubic metres per day. The decision was made in agreement with the Troll partners. Licensees include Equinor Energy AS (45%), Vår Energi AS (25%), Neptune Energy Norge AS (15%), Idemitsu Petroleum Norge AS (15%).

“The gas module accelerates gas production and capacity in the Fram licence for existing and new wells, adding valuable short-term value. At the same time the gas module allows new future discoveries to be tied in,” says Gunnar Nakken, senior vice president, operations west.

“This is an exciting area. On behalf of the Fram license we made one of the largest discoveries on the Norwegian continental shelf in 2019 here, Echino South. In addition, several prospects are being considered for drilling”, says Nakken.

Neptune’s Managing Director in Norway, Odin Estensen, said: “The start-up of the new gas module for Fram is an important milestone and a further demonstration of our commitment to grow and strengthen our core areas close to existing infrastructure and enhance our footprint in a key geographic area for Neptune. The new gas module will accelerate gas production and increase capacity in the area.”