Skogul is a field in the central part of the North Sea, 30 kilometres northeast of the Alvheim field. The water depth is 110 metres.
Operator Aker BP plans start-up in March 2020, in line with the PDO. When the PDO was submitted, development costs were estimated at about 1.5 billion kroner, the Directorate informed.
Skogul was proven in 2010 and the Plan for Development and Operation (PDO) was approved in early 2018.
The field is developed with a seabed template tied in to the Alvheim FPSO via the Vilje field.
Skogul contributes to good resource exploitation in the Alvheim area. The project serves as an example that even small fields can create value for the licensees and the Norwegian society,
...says Arvid Østhus, the NPD’s Assistant director Development and operations - North Sea.
Skogul is a result of an exploration programme near the field, which has resulted in discoveries and the development of several new discoveries.
This has contributed to the reserves in the Alvheim area being more than doubled compared with the description provided in the approved Plan for Development and Operation in 2004.
Consent for start-up of Skogul is given to the licensees in production licence 460.