PGNiG applies to start drilling in North Sea

PGNiG Upstream Norway – a company from the Polish Oil and Gas Group (PGNiG) – together with its licensing partners applied for approval of a development plan for the Tommeliten Alpha field in the North Sea, PGNiG reported. Production is scheduled to start in 2024. In its peak period, the operation of Tommeliten Alpha should increase the production volume of the Norwegian company PGNiG by approx. 0.5 bcm of natural gas per year.

“We are convinced that, together with our partners, we have developed an optimal development plan that will allow us to fully use the potential of this very promising area. The commencement of production from the Tommeliten Alpha field will translate into a surge in natural gas production by the PGNiG Group on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, and thus will significantly contribute to the achievement of our strategic goals related to the diversification of gas supplies to Poland and the development of exploration and production activities abroad “- said the president of PGNiG, Paweł Majewski.

The development plan for Tommeliten Alpha provides for the drilling of ten production wells, which will be connected to the Ekofisk production infrastructure by means of heated submarine pipelines. The first two wells should start production in 2024. The possibility of using a very extensive Ekofisk infrastructure will significantly reduce the costs of commissioning the operation, underlined.

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