Offshore Field Development Projects
Ekofisk Center Ekofisk
Operator:ConocoPhillips
Water Depth:75 m / 248 ft
Region:Europe - North Sea
Country:Norway
Last Updated:Nov 8, 2013    (view update history)
Project Description
The oldest field in operation in the Norwegian North Sea is Ekofisk, located on Blocks 2/4 and 2/7 about 200 miles (322 kilometers) southwest of Stavanger. The 40-year-old field is situated in a water depth of 246 feet (75 meters) and has been redeveloped several times to increase the field's life expectancy until 2028 or further beyond. The complex is operated by ConocoPhillips.

Discovered in 1969, Ekofisk's reservoir is early Paleocene and late Cretaceous in age and lies at a depth of 9,500 to 10,660 feet (2,896 to 3,249 meters) below sea level. The field was first developed by four wells that produced to tankers until a concrete tank was installed in 1973. Since then, the field has been further developed by 300 wells located in eight oil and gas fields: Cod, Ekofisk, ...
The oldest field in operation in the Norwegian North Sea is Ekofisk, located on Blocks 2/4 and 2/7 about 200 miles (322 kilometers) southwest of Stavanger. The 40-year-old field is situated in a water depth of 246 feet (75 meters) and has been redeveloped several times to increase the field's life expectancy until 2028 or further beyond. The complex is operated by ConocoPhillips.

Discovered in 1969, Ekofisk's reservoir is early Paleocene and late Cretaceous in age and lies at a depth of 9,500 to 10,660 feet (2,896 to 3,249 meters) below sea level. The field was first developed by four wells that produced to tankers until a concrete tank was installed in 1973. Since then, the field has been further developed by 300 wells located in eight oil and gas fields: Cod, Ekofisk, West Ekofisk, Tor, Albuskjell, Eldfisk, Edda and Embla, all of which are tied to 16 platforms, known as the Ekofisk Center. This vast complex of platforms and structures also serves as a transportation hub for several surrounding fields: Valhall, Hod, Gyda, Ula, Statfjord, Heimdal, Tommeliten and Gullfaks.

When these fields began transporting hydrocarbons to Ekofisk, the center expanded to include 29 platforms, 10 of which are located in the central Ekofisk complex. Roughly 560 Mbopd was transported 220 miles (354 kilometers) to the Phillips terminal in Teesside, while around 2 Bcf was exported 273 miles (440 kilometers) to the Emden terminal.

In December 1993, ConocoPhillips submitted plans to expand the center to continue to produce until 2028. The plan consisted of decommissioning the northern part of the complex, refurbishing platforms Ekofisk C, Ekofisk Q, Ekofisk FTP and Ekofisk W and constructing two new platforms at the Ekofisk complex.

Today, the center consists of accommodation facilities Ekofisk H, Ekofisk Q, the production facility Ekofisk C, the wellhead facility for water injection Ekofisk W, the drilling and production facility Ekofisk K, the processing facility Ekofisk J and the production and processing facility Ekofisk M. From the wellhead facility Ekofisk A, on the southern part of the field, production goes to the riser facility Ekofisk FTP for processing at the Ekofisk Center. Ekofisk B is connected by bridge to Ekofisk K. Since 2006, only two of the original Ekofisk Center platforms are operational.

By the end of 2008, it was estimated that Ekofisk still contains 791 million barrels of oil.

Ekofisk J

Ekofisk J became the central platform in the Ekofisk area and consists of an 11,400 ton (10,342 tonnes), eight-leg steel jacket held in place by 16 piles totaling 5,500 tons (4,990 tonnes). The jacket supports a 23,500-ton (21,319 tonnes) topside substructure with a module support frame, a process module, a separation module and a utility module. The platform is located in a water depth of 249 feet (76 meters) and has a processing capacity of 260,000 bopd, 21 MMcf/d and 31 MMbp/d of water.

When Ekofisk J became fully operational, a number of platforms were decommissioned. Production from third party fields such as Valhall, Gyda and Ula were connected to Ekofisk J and then further transported to Emden and Teesside.

Transportation

Existing pipelines connected to either 2/4 R, P or G platforms were re-routed and are now connected to the Ekofisk J platform. Gas from the Ekofisk center is sent via Norpipe Gas pipeline to Emden, while the oil is sent via pipeline to Teesside.
Activities
Status Updates
PSA Gives Consent to Use New Ekofisk 2/4 Z Platform
Type: Development Activity

Nov. 2013 - Additional reserves located in and around the Ekofisk field since production first began in 1971 have necessitated the addition of extra production facilities over the years. Ekofisk 2/4Z is the latest platform to be installed at the field. It was designed with 36 well slots, of which 35 will be used for production and one for cuttings reinjection. Installation took place during the summer of 2013 with final hookup and commissioning to complete by the end of the year. The new facility is expected to have a working life of 40 years.

Ekofisk Partners Bring Ekofisk South Online
Type: Production Start

Oct. 2013 - The new Ekofisk South wellhead platform has begun production in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea as part of the Ekofisk South Project. Production startup was reached 2 months ahead of schedule. The South platform adds 70,000 boepd in production capacity to the facilities installed at the field. In addition to the platform, the development project calls for the drilling of 35 production and 8 injection wells. Ekofisk partners include ConocoPhillips (35.11%) as operator, Total (39.9%), Eni (12.39%), Statoil (7.6%) and Petoro (5%).

Aker Delivers New Ekofisk WHP Topsides
Type: Development Activity

Jul. 2013 - Aker Solutions delivered the 8,000-ton topsides for the Ekofisk 2/4-Z platform to field operator ConocoPhillips. The topsides was constructed Aker's yard in Egersund, Norway. In August 2012, Aker delivered the bridge that will be used to link the new platform to the Ekofisk production and processing center. Once installed on location Aker will assist with hooking the platform into existing Ekofisk infrastructure.

CGGVeritas to Acquire Seismic Survey over Ekofisk
Type: Status Update

Jun. 2012 - CGGVeritas will commence a survey acquisition of the Ekofisk field in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea, as part of the multi-year Life-of-Field seismic program for which it was awarded both the seismic data acquisition and processing. Mobilization is set to begin early June 2012, and the shooting period will last about one month. Production commenced from the Ekofisk field in 1971, and Eldfisk came on stream in 1979. ConocoPhillips operates the license, PL 018, with a 35.11% interest; Total holds 39.90%; Eni holds 12.39%; Statoil holds 7.60%; and Petoro holds 5%.

ConocoPhillips Gets Govt Nod for Ekofisk, Eldfisk Project
Type: Status Update

Jun. 2011 - ConocoPhillips has received approval from Norwegian authorities to launch its Ekofisk South and Eldfisk II projects in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea. The plan for development and operation for Ekofisk South includes a new platform (Ekofisk 2/4Z) and a new subsea facility (Ekofisk 2/4VB) at the Ekofisk complex. The platform will have a design life of 40 years and a capacity to produce 70,000 boep/d. The new facilities will enable the drilling of 35 production and 8 water injection wells to develop the Ekofisk field and increase oil recovery. Production will start early 2014. The Eldfisk II project will include a new platform (Eldfisk 2/7S) at the Eldfisk complex and the upgrade of existing facilities in the Eldfisk field. The new platform will also have a design life of 40 years and a capacity of 70,000 boep/d. Eldfisk 2/7 will provide accommodation, new process facilities, and will enable the drilling of 30 production and 9 water injection wells to develop the Eldfisk field and increase oil recovery. In 2015, production should come online. The operator states that these two projects will enable the development of around 450 million barrels of oil equivalent. The discovery of the Ekofisk and Eldfisk fields happened in 1969 and 1970, respectively. Production commenced from the Ekofisk field in 1971, and Eldfisk came on stream in 1979. ConocoPhillips operates the license, PL 018, with a 35.11% interest; Total holds 39.90%; Eni holds 12.39%; Statoil holds 7.60%; and Petoro holds 5%.

Prosafe Receives Contract for Eldfisk Platform in North Sea
Type: Contract Award

Mar. 2011 - ConocoPhillips has awarded Prosafe a two-month contract for use of the Safe Scandinavia for accommodation support at the Eldfisk platform in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea. Work is expected to commence in May 2012. Eldfisk is part of the greater Ekofisk area in the North Sea and is operated by ConocoPhillips.

Aker Solutions to Modify Eldfisk Platforms
Type: Contract Award

Mar. 2011 - Aker Solutions received a contract from ConocoPhillips for modification work on the Eldfisk field. The work scope compromises modifications of all existing platforms: Eldfisk 2/7 A, Eldfisk 2/7 FTP, Eldfisk 2/7 B and Embla, as a consequence of installing the new Eldfisk 2/7 S platform. The purpose of the modification work is to extend the life of Eldfisk. Work commenced and is scheduled for completion in May 2015. Eldfisk is part of the greater Ekofisk area in the North Sea and is operated by ConocoPhillips.

Seadrill to Construct Jackup for Use on the NCS
Type: Status Update

Mar. 2011 - Seadrill has entered into an agreement with Jurong Shipyard for the construction of a new jackup drilling rig. The rig is scheduled for completion at the end of the third quarter 2013 and total project price is estimated at US $530 million, including project management, drilling and handling tools, spares and capitalized interests. The rig has been contracted to ConocoPhillips for a five year period on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. The contract is subject to Norwegian Government approval of the Plan for Development and Operations for Ekofisk South and Eldfisk II. The Ekofisk center is located on Blocks 2/4 and 2/7 about 200 miles (322 kilometers) southwest of Stavanger. The complex is operated by ConocoPhillips.

Cameron to Provide Equipment for New Platforms in the Greater Ekofisk Area
Type: Contract Award

Mar. 2011 - ConocoPhillips awarded Cameron a US $200 million contract to provide equipment and services on two new platforms in the Greater Ekofisk area offshore Norway. The multi-year agreement calls for Cameron to furnish surface wellheads and Christmas trees for multiple wells during the contract term, with an additional provision for aftermarket support and services over the life of the field. The Ekofisk center is located on Blocks 2/4 and 2/7 about 200 miles (322 kilometers) southwest of Stavanger. The complex is operated by ConocoPhillips.

FMC Technologies to Manufacture, Supply Subsea Equipment to Ekofisk Field
Type: Subsea Equipment

Feb. 2011 - FMC Technologies has signed an agreement with ConocoPhillips for the manufacture and supply of subsea equipment and services for a water injection development in the Ekofisk field. The US $75 million award is subject to Norwegian Parliament approval for the Plan for Development and Operation. The scope of work includes the supply of eight subsea water injection trees and wellheads, two manifolds and control systems, with options for umbilical and additional controls. Deliveries are scheduled to commence in the first quarter of 2012. The Ekofisk center is located on Blocks 2/4 and 2/7 about 200 miles (322 kilometers) southwest of Stavanger. The complex is operated by ConocoPhillips.

PSA Grants ConocoPhillips Consent to use Maersk Innovator on Ekofisk
Type: Drilling Operations

Feb. 2011 - ConocoPhillips has received consent to use the Maersk Innovator jackup for drilling on the Ekofisk 2/4-B field. Sidetrack drilling and other work will be carried out on six production wells on the field. The jackup will move next to the 2/4-B facility and drilling will take place through this facility. Work should last for about 800 days. Ekofisk is located on Blocks 2/4 and 2/7 about 200 miles (322 kilometers) southwest of Stavanger. The Ekofisk complex is operated by ConocoPhillips.

ConocoPhillips Awards Aker EPC Contract for Ekofisk 2/4 Z Platform
Type: Contract Award

Dec. 2010 - ConocoPhillips has awarded a contract to Aker Solutions for engineering, procurement and construction of the topside module for the Ekofisk 2/4 Z platform. The contract is subject to project approval by the PL018 license group, and Norwegian authorities' approval of the plan for development and operation, stated the press release. Approval from the license group is expected in the first quarter 2011, and PDO approval in the second quarter of 2011. Ekofisk is located on Blocks 2/4 and 2/7 about 200 miles (322 kilometers) southwest of Stavanger. The complex is operated by ConocoPhillips.

ConocoPhillips Gets Consent to Carry Out MU Ops at Ekofisk
Type: Status Update

Oct. 2010 - ConocoPhillips Scandinavia AS (COPSAS) has received consent to perform manned underwater operations on the Ekofisk field after the company detected a blockage in the P2033 and P2049 pipelines. The consent relates to diving work in correlation with the company's 2/4VA SSWI water injection project 2010. The divers will remove any objects preventing water flow, and then reattach the flanges using a hydraulic jack tool. Ekofisk is located on Blocks 2/4 and 2/7 about 200 miles (322 kilometers) southwest of Stavanger. The complex is operated by ConocoPhillips.

ConocoPhillips to Perform Well Work on Ekofisk
Type: Status Update

Jul. 2010 - ConocoPhillips received approval from the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway to carry out well work on Ekofisk 2/4 Bravo using the Maersk Gallant jackup. The consent entails plugging and drilling a sidetrack well from an existing production well. Work should commence in September and last for about 140 days. The Ekofisk field is located in the southern part of the North Sea in a water depth of 243 feet (74 meters). Ekofisk is located on Blocks 2/4 and 2/7 about 200 miles (322 kilometers) southwest of Stavanger. ConocoPhillips operates the project.

ConocoPhillips Gets Consent to Perform Drilling Ops at Ekofisk
Type: Drilling Operations

Jun. 2010 - ConocoPhillips received consent to use the Maersk Innovator jackup for well work on Ekofisk 2/4-E Tor. The consent relates to plugging and abandoning four wells, and also re-completing a well. Work is expected to start in August 2010, and last for about 185 days. The water depth at Ekofisk 2/4-E Tor is 220 feet (67 meters). Ekofisk is located on Blocks 2/4 and 2/7 about 200 miles (322 kilometers) southwest of Stavanger. The complex is operated by ConocoPhillips.

ConocoPhillips Extends Use of Eldfisk Facilities
Type: Operator Update

Apr. 2010 - ConocoPhillips received consent to continue to use the 2/7A, 2/7B and 2/7-FTP facilities and pipelines on the Eldfisk field until Dec. 31, 2015. The Eldfisk 2/7A and 2/7 Field Terminal Platform have a bridge connection and are part of the Eldfisk complex, together with the Eldfisk 2/7E water injection facility. Eldfisk 2/7B is located on the northern part of the field. Oil and gas is transported through two pipelines to the Ekofisk complex.

Sembcorp Tapped for Ekofisk Accommodation Topside
Type: Contract Award

Mar. 2010 - Sembcorp Marine received a contract from ConocoPhillips to build the Ekofisk accommodation topside to be installed at the Ekofisk Center. Sembcorp will handle engineering, procurement and construction of a 10,000 tonne accommodation topside that will lodge 552 personnel. The platform will also feature a built-in centralized telecommunications center and a control tower. Additional deliveries include two bridges, a bridge connector, and a helideck. Construction is scheduled to begin in 3Q10 with delivery scheduled for 2013 installation. The Ekofisk Center is located on Blocks 2/4 and 2/7 about 200 miles (322 kilometers) southwest of Stavanger. ConocoPhillips operates the project.

Aker Solutions Nabs EPC Contract for Ekofisk Jackets
Type: Contract Award

Mar. 2010 - Aker Solutions received an EPC contract for the platform jacket and bridge support jacket for the new Ekofisk accommodation platform, Ekofisk 2/4L, located in the Ekofisk Center. The contract awarded includes engineering, procurement, construction, load-out and sea fastening of the steel jacket, bridge support jacket and associated piles. Engineering work will be carried out immediately, while fabrication in Verdal will commence in November 2010. The jackets are scheduled for delivery in spring 2012. Ekofisk is located in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea and is operated by ConocoPhillips.

ConocoPhillips Allocates $12B for Ekofisk Project
Type: Development Activity

Mar. 2010 - ConocoPhillips submitted plans to the Norwegian Oil Ministry proposing to further develop the Ekofisk South and Eldfisk II fields for an estimated investment of as much as US $12.2 billion. The operator of the project, ConocoPhillips said a final investment decision for both fields will be made in 2011 -- roughly $4-5 billion will be allocated for the Ekofisk South and $6-7 billion will be designated for the Eldfisk field. The redevelopment project is expected to increase recoverable reserves in the amount of 503 million barrels of oil equivalent from both fields. The Greater Ekofisk Area consists of four fields, Ekofisk, Eldfisk, Embla and Tor, in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea.

Ekofisk Facility Life Extension Consent Granted to ConocoPhillips
Type: Status Update

Feb. 2010 - ConocoPhillips received consent from the PSA to use Ekofisk 2/4 K and 2/4 E Tor installations, situated in the Greater Ekofisk Area in the North Sea, beyond the facilities design lifetime. Ekofisk 2/4 K is a drilling, quarters, and water injection fixed platform located in the Ekofisk Center, and the 2/4 E Tor is a fixed platform located on the Tor field and tied-back to the Ekofisk Center. The consent to use 2/4 K is valid until Dec. 31, 2028, and the consent to use 2/4 E Tor is valid until Dec. 31, 2015. In order to further operate the facilities, ConocoPhillips is required to replace the existing living quarters facility on the Ekofisk Center to provide sufficient capacity for accommodations for future operations, maintenance, modifications and projects. The consent for Tor also includes use of the gangway and flare stack, including the jacket structure and use of the existing 14-inch-diameter multiphase pipelines to Ekofisk 2/4 J. Ekofisk, operated by ConocoPhillips, is located on Blocks 2/4 and 2/7 about 200 miles (322 kilometers) southwest of Stavanger.

ConocoPhillips Awards Platform Drilling Contract for Ekofisk
Type: Contract Award

Jan. 2010 - ConocoPhillips contracted Seawell for platform drilling and maintenance services in the Greater Ekofisk Area in the North Sea. The contract has an initial term of five years with options for extensions for up to five years. Seawell will assume responsibility for platform drilling services on the Ekofisk 2/4 K and 2/4X and Eldfisk 2/7A and 2/7B installations during the first half of 2010. Ekofisk, operated by ConocoPhillips, is located on Blocks 2/4 and 2/7 about 200 miles (322 kilometers) southwest of Stavanger.

ConocoPhillips to Carry Out MUO on Ekofisk
Type: Operator Update

Sep. 2009 - ConocoPhillips was granted consent to carry out manned underwater operations on Ekofisk using the diving vessel Seven Pelican. The consent applies to diving work related to installation of the new water injection unit 2/4-VA. The work will be carried out during the end of September 2009 and will mainly consist of removing parts from the existing flowline to 2/4-W and installing a new flowline and control umbilical for the 2/4-VA subsea module.

PSA Nods ConocoPhillips' Plans to Modify Ekofisk 2/4-A
Type: Status Update

Aug. 2009 - ConocoPhillips was granted consent to carry out major modifications on Ekofisk 2/4-A, located in the Norwegian North Sea. The consent applies to modification of the overpressure protection and depressurization systems for production from 2/4-A. Due to a vessel collision with 2/4-W, which caused major damage to the facility, adjacent bridges and the vessel, the pipeline from 2/4-FTP to the South Flare (SF) had to be decommissioned/removed. The production from 2/4-A is routed through a pipeline to 2/4-FTP. The modification work is set to commence in August 2009.

PSA Approves ConocoPhillips' Use of COSLRival on Eldfisk
Type: Status Update

Jul. 2009 - ConocoPhillips was granted consent to use the mobile living quarters facility COSLRival (formerly Port Reval) on the Eldfisk field in the North Sea. CoPSAS was previously granted consent to use Port Reval on Eldfisk for the period from August 2007 until August 2008. The consent is valid until July 31, 2011.

ConocoPhillips Taps Maersk Gallant for Plugging Operations at Ekofisk
Type: Development Activity

Jul. 2009 - ConocoPhillips was granted consent to use the Maersk Gallant jackup for permanent plugging and retraction of six water injection wells on Ekofisk 2/4-W. According to the application for consent, the work will commence in July 2009, and is estimated to last for 450 days. Ekofisk is located in 246 feet (75 meters) of water in the Norwegian North Sea on Block 2/4.

ConocoPhillips Secures Maersk Gallant for Repairs at Ekofisk
Type: Status Update

Jun. 2009 - ConocoPhillips was granted consent for the use of the Maersk Gallant jackup on the Ekofisk oil and gas field, located on the Norwegian North Sea Block 2/4 in 246 feet (75 meters) of water. Maersk Gallant will be located to the east of Ekofisk 2/4-M, and will be used from mid-June 2009 to mid-July 2009.

PSA Investigates Collision at Ekofisk Installation
Type: Status Update

Jun. 2009 - The PSA launched an investigation following the collision of the Big Orange XVIII vessel with the 2/4-W installation on the Ekofisk field in the North Sea on June 8. The incident caused damage both to the structure, bridge and well equipment on 2/4-W and to the vessel, and had a major accident potential. Big Orange XVIII was heading towards the 2/4-X installation to carry out well stimulation work when it suffered an engine breakdown, and the vessel avoided collisions with 2/4-X and 2/4-C by using its bow thrusters. While passing under the bridge between these installations, however, it also lost thruster power and hit 2/4-W. This serious incident on Ekofisk, which is operated by ConocoPhillips, has been followed up by the PSA with the launch of two activities.

ConocoPhillips to Deconstruct 7 Ekofisk Facilities
Type: Status Update

May. 2009 - NPD has granted consent to ConocoPhillips for the disposal of seven facilities in the Ekofisk area. With a project time frame of 2008 through 2013, the consent is for the removal of the following facilities: Ekofisk 2/4-R, Ekofisk 2/4-P, Albuskjell 2/4-F, Vest Ekofisk 2/4-D, Albuskjell 1/6-A, Cod 7/11-A and Edda 2/7-C.

Aibel Taps Grenland to Perform Maintenance Work at Ekofisk
Type: Contract Award

Apr. 2009 - Grenland Group has signed a frame agreement with Aibel for outfitting and surface treatment of two stairway towers for ConocoPhillips-operated Ekofisk field, as part of the Greater Ekofisk Modifications project. Ekofisk is located in the Norwegian North Sea on Block 2/4 in a water depth of 246 feet (75 meters).

Technip Wins Subsea Installation Contract at Ekofisk
Type: Contract Award

Mar. 2009 - Technip received a contract from ConocoPhillips for the Ekofisk VA subsea water injection project, located on Block 2/4 on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. The scope of work includes the installation, tie-in and commissioning of subsea facilities between the Ekofisk facilities and a new eight well injection template.

ConocoPhillips Gets Go-Ahead to Use Ekofisk Facilities, Pipelines
Type: Status Update

Jan. 2009 - ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS (COPSAS) has received consent to use several of the facilities and pipelines in the Ekofisk Area beyond their original lifetime.

ConocoPhillips, Master Marine Enter Contract for Ekofisk Accomodation Unit
Type: Status Update

Oct. 2008 - ConocoPhillips Norway and Master Marine ASA have entered into a three-year contract starting in 2010 to provide a jackup accommodation unit located at the Ekofisk field. The accommodation unit will provide approximately 450 beds and is currently under construction at the DryDocks World Graha shipyard in Indonesia.

Wavefield to Supply Seismic Sensor System for Ekofisk Field
Type: Status Update

Oct. 2008 - Wavefield Inseis ASA has been awarded a contract to supply an ocean bottom seismic sensor system for reservoir monitoring at the ConocoPhillips' operated Ekofisk field in the North Sea. The contract will be executed through the Trondheim based company Optoplan AS, a fully owned subsidiary of Wavefield Inseis. Marine installation is planned for 2010 with the installation contract to be awarded at a later date.

Aibel Awarded FEED Study for New Ekofisk Topsides
Type: Contract Award

Sep. 2008 - Aibel has received the news that ConocoPhillips has selected the company for award of a contract for the Front-end Engineering and Development (FEED) work for the Ekofisk Utility and Accommodation Topsides project.

ConocoPhillips Tosses FEED Contract to BGR for Work at Ekofisk Field
Type: Status Update

Sep. 2008 - Bergen Group Rosenberg (BGR) has received the news that ConocoPhillips selected the Company for award of a contract for front-end engineering and design (FEED) of a new living quarters platform ConocoPhillips plans to build for the Ekofisk field.

ConocoPhillips Gets Go Ahead to Use Norpipe Oil Pipeline Until 2028
Type: Status Update

Jul. 2008 - Petroleum Safety Authority Norway has granted consent for ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS (ConocoPhillips) to use the Norpipe oil pipeline until 2028. The starting point for the pipeline is the Ekofisk 2/4-J facility. The pipeline has a diameter of 34" and is 354 kilometers long. It crosses the UK continental shelf and reaches land at Teesside in the UK. There is a connection point for the British fields about 50 kilometers west of Ekofisk.

ConocoPhillips Gets Nod to Use Port Rigmar on Ekofisk
Type: Status Update

Jul. 2008 - ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS has received consent for continued use of the mobile facility Port Rigmar as a living quarters installation on Ekofisk. The consent will be valid until October of 2012.

ConocoPhillips Granted Consent for Use of Maersk Gallant
Type: Status Update

Jul. 2008 - ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS has been granted consent to use the jackup Maersk Gallant for permanent plugging of two wells on Ekofisk 2/4-W.

FMC Receives $120MM Order for Ekofisk Subsea Development
Type: Subsea Equipment

Jun. 2008 - FMC Technologies, Inc. has signed a five-year agreement with ConocoPhillips Scandinavia AS for the supply of subsea equipment and services for a water injection development in the Ekofisk field. The development is a replacement of the existing Ekofisk 2/4 W injection platform at the southern part of the Ekofisk Complex.

Ekofisk South Wellhead Platform
Producing - Oct 2013 to -

Under Construction - Dec 2010 to Oct 2013

Ekofisk 2/4 Z
Under Construction - Dec 2010 to -

Embla
Producing - May 12, 1993 to -

Under Development - Dec 14, 1990 to May 11, 1993

The field has been developed with an unmanned wellhead facility which is remotely controlled from Eldfisk.

Appraisal Drilling - Jun 21, 1989 to Nov 21, 1990

Several appraisal wells were drilled during this period.

Discovery (Drilled) - Jun 26, 1988 to Jun 20, 1989

Exploratory Drilling - Oct 15, 1987 to Jun 25, 1988

Eldfisk 2/7 B
Producing - Aug 08, 1979 to -

Eldfisk 2/7A
Producing - Aug 08, 1979 to -

Ekofisk Center
Producing - Jun 15, 1971 to -

Eldfisk
Producing - Aug 08, 1979 to -

Under Development - Apr 25, 1975 to Aug 07, 1979

The original Eldfisk development consisted of three facilities. Eldfisk B is a combined drilling, wellhead and processfacility, while Eldfisk A and FTP are wellhead and process facilities connected by a bridge. Eldfisk A also has drillingfacilities.

Discovery (Appraised) - Jun 09, 1973 to Apr 24, 1975

wildcat well 2/7-8 was P&A as an oil discovery.

Appraisal Drilling - Jan 02, 1973 to Jun 08, 1973

2 appraisal wells and a wildcat well spud during this period; Apraisals 2/7-6 & 2/7-7 Wildcat 2/7-8.

Discovery (Drilled) - Dec 12, 1970 to Jan 01, 1973

Wildcat well 2/7-1 was abandoned as an oil discovery.

Exploratory Drilling - Aug 03, 1970 to Dec 11, 1970

Wildcat well 2/7-1 was drilled with the Ocean Viking into the Late Jurassic formation reaching a total depth of 4573 m.

Tor
Producing - Jun 28, 1978 to -

Under Development - May 04, 1973 to Jun 27, 1978

The field has been developed with a combined wellhead and processing facility. The Tor field development was approved as part of the Ekofisk development.

Discovery (Appraised) - Mar 30, 1972 to May 03, 1973

All three appraisal wells were permanently abandoned as oil appraisals.

Appraisal Drilling - Jan 15, 1971 to Mar 29, 1972

Appraisal wells 2/5-2, 2/4-7, 2/4-8 were spudded with the jack-up Maersk Explorer. 2/5-2 reach TD of 3597 m in the Late Cretaceous Tor Fomation; 2/4-7 reached 3493 m; 2/4-8 was drilled to 570 m at which point the well kicked and bridged off.

Discovery (Drilled) - Nov 23, 1970 to Jan 14, 1971

Well 2/5-1 was permanently abandoned on 22 November 1970 as an oil discovery.

Exploratory Drilling - Aug 01, 1970 to Nov 22, 1970

Well 2/5-1 was spudded with the jack-up installation Orion on 1 August 1970 and drilled to TD at 3972 m in Late Jurassic shales.

Ekofisk
Producing - Jun 15, 1971 to -

Discovery (Drilled) - Dec 25, 1969 to Jun 14, 1971

The well discovered oil in Danian and Late Cretaceous chalk (Ekofisk and Tor Formations). The well was suspended on 24 December 1969 as the Ekofisk Discovery well, the first economic petroleum discovery on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.

Exploratory Drilling - Sep 18, 1969 to Dec 24, 1969

Wildcat well 2/4-2 was spudded with the semi-submersible installation Ocean Viking on 18 September 1969 and drilled to TD at 3305 m in the Late Cretaceous Tor Formation.

Update History
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Facility Updated Nov 08, 2013 326
Activity Added Nov 08, 2013 326
Facility Added Nov 07, 2013 327
Facility Status Added Nov 07, 2013 327
Project Description Updated Nov 07, 2013 327
Facility Updated Oct 31, 2013 334
Activity Added Oct 31, 2013 334
Facility Updated Oct 28, 2013 337
Facility Status Updated Oct 28, 2013 337
Facility Status Added Oct 28, 2013 337
Facility Updated Aug 01, 2013 425
Facility Updated Jul 12, 2013 445
Facility Added Jul 12, 2013 445
Facility Status Added Jul 12, 2013 445
Facility Status Updated Jul 12, 2013 445
Activity Added Jul 12, 2013 445
Field Updated Jun 08, 2012 844
Activity Added Jun 08, 2012 844
Activity Added Jun 09, 2011 1209
Field Updated Jun 09, 2011 1209
Activity Added Mar 25, 2011 1285
Field Updated Mar 25, 2011 1285
Activity Added Mar 22, 2011 1288
Activity Added Mar 21, 2011 1289
Activity Added Mar 08, 2011 1302
Field Updated Mar 08, 2011 1302
Field Updated Feb 24, 2011 1314
Activity Added Feb 22, 2011 1316
Activity Added Feb 11, 2011 1327
Activity Added Dec 22, 2010 1378
Field Updated Oct 05, 2010 1456
Activity Added Oct 05, 2010 1456
Project Description Updated Aug 20, 2010 1502
Activity Added Jul 20, 2010 1533
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Facility Name Ekofisk 2/4 Z
Duty Oil/Gas
Operator ConocoPhillips
Current Status Under Construction since 2010
Host Type Fixed Platform
Water Depth 75 m / 248 ft
Dev.Cost n/a
 
Region Norway
 
Location PL018: 2/4
Facility Name Ekofisk Center
Duty Oil/Gas
Operator ConocoPhillips
Current Status Producing since 1971
Host Type Fixed Platform
Water Depth 75 m / 248 ft
Dev.Cost n/a
 
Region Norway
 
Location PL018, 2/4
Facility Name Ekofisk South Wellhead Platform
Duty Oil/Gas
Operator ConocoPhillips
Current Status Producing since 2013
Host Type Fixed Platform
Water Depth 75 m / 248 ft
Dev.Cost n/a
 
Region Norway
 
Location PL018: 2/4
Facility Name Eldfisk 2/7 B
Duty Gas
Operator ConocoPhillips
Current Status Producing since 1979
Host Type Fixed Platform
Water Depth 75 m / 248 ft
Dev.Cost n/a
 
Region Norway
 
Location 2/7
Facility Name Eldfisk 2/7A
Duty Gas
Operator ConocoPhillips
Current Status Producing since 1979
Host Type Fixed Platform
Water Depth 75 m / 248 ft
Dev.Cost n/a
 
Region Norway
 
Location 2/7
 
Field Name Ekofisk
Discovery Date Dec 1969
Block 2/4, 2/7
Reserve Type Oil/Gas
Current Status Producing
Production Start Jun 1971
Water Depth 75 m / 248 ft
Field Name Eldfisk
Discovery Date Dec 1970
Block 2/7
Reserve Type Oil/Gas
Current Status Producing
Production Start Aug 1979
Water Depth 75 m / 248 ft
Field Name Embla
Discovery Date Jun 1988
Block 2/7
Reserve Type Oil/Gas
Current Status Producing
Production Start May 1993
Water Depth 75 m / 248 ft
Field Name Tor
Discovery Date Nov 1970
Block 2/4, 2/5
Reserve Type Oil
Current Status Producing
Production Start Jun 1978
Water Depth 70 m / 231 ft