Edvard Grieg was proven in 2007 with Lundin Norway's very first exploration well.
The Edvard Grieg platform is our first own operated production platform. Production commenced in November 2015.
Lundin Norway is the operator with an ownership interest of 65 per cent. Wintershall Norge and OMV Norge are the other owners.
The Edvard Grieg reservoir is situated at a depth of approx. 1,900 metres, and consists of alluvial, eolian and shallow marine conglomerates and sandstones from the Triassic to Lower Cretaceous ages. The northernmost appraisal well (16/1-15, Tellus) encountered a reservoir consisting of porous, fractured bedrock underlying a thin sandstone layer from the Lower Cretaceous Age.
The field contains under-saturated oil without a gas cap. The Edvard Grieg field consists of a platform resting on the seabed (steel jacket), with a full process facility, dry wellheads with external jack-up drilling and living quarters.
The Edvard Grieg platform is designed as a field centre and will receive and process hydrocarbons from other discoveries in the surrounding area. A dedicated pipeline has been laid from the Edvard Grieg platform to the Grane oil pipeline for export to the Sture oil terminal. Similarly, a dedicated gas pipeline is laid to the SAGE transport system on the UK shelf for export of rich gas to St. Fergus in Scotland.
Three further development projects have been sanctioned in the Greater Edvard Grieg Area. An infill drilling programme on Edvard Grieg will commence in 2020 and the Solveig and Rolvsnes (extended well test) projects are scheduled for first oil in 2021. Both Solveig and Rolvsnes will be developed as tie-backs to the Edvard Grieg platform and along with the infill drilling programme, will further extend the production plateau.