Norway’s Minister of Petroleum and Energy attends opening of Gjøa P1 and Duva fields

Neptune Energy

Neptune Energy hosted Norway’s Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Marte Mjøs Persen, and senior industry figures at the official opening of the Neptune-operated Gjøa P1 and Duva fields in the Norwegian North Sea, last week.
Tied back to the Neptune-operated Gjøa platform, Duva and Gjøa were successfully developed as fast-track projects, with production from Duva coming onstream just five years after discovery. Together, Duva and Gjøa P1 strengthen Neptune’s position in the northern part of the North Sea, and extend the operating life of the Gjøa platform.
Norwegian authorities, licence partners and suppliers took part in the field opening event which was attended by Neptune’s Executive Chairman, Sam Laidlaw.
Minister of Petroleum and Energy Marte Mjøs Persen said: “Duva only took five years from discovery to production. That's impressive. The projects were also completed with lower costs than initially assumed. In addition, Duva and Gjoa P1 will produce with low emissions as they will be powered from shore. This is exactly what our policy is about. We want to develop the industry, not phase it out.” 

Neptune Energy’s Managing Director in Norway, Odin Estensen, said: “Tied back to existing infrastructure, Duva and Gjøa P1 have been delivered efficiently and under budget through strong collaboration with our partners and key suppliers. Electrified with hydropower from shore, Gjøa’s CO2 emissions per produced barrel are less than half the average on the Norwegian Shelf.”
Image caption, L-R: Neptune Energy Executive Chairman, Sam Laidlaw; Minister of Petroleum and Energy Marte Mjøs Persen; and Neptune Energy Managing Director for Norway, Odin Estensen