The PL 636 license partners have earlier today submitted the development plan for the Duva project (formerly known as Cara discovery) in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea to the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy. Pandion holds a 20% interest in the Duva project.
The Duva field will be developed as subsea tie-back connecting to the nearby Gjøa platform. Duva’s recoverable reserves are estimated at 88 million barrels of oil equivalents and is expected to yield around 30 thousand barrels of oil equivalent per day at maximum production. First production from the project is expected in late 2020/early 2021.
Jan Christian Ellefsen, CEO of Pandion Energy, commented: “The submission of the Duva PDO represents a significant milestone for Pandion Energy, as this was the first discovery in our portfolio following the prequalification of Pandion Energy as a licensee on the Norwegian continental shelf around two years ago. There has been material reserves uplift since Pandion acquired its 20% share in the project in 2017 with an increase in recoverable resources by more than 50%. The development of Duva field will significantly contribute to the production ramp-up for Pandion Energy in the coming years.”
Developed with a four-slot subsea template, the Duva field will be tied back to the Gjøa platform for processing and export. The field will have three production wells, two oil producers and one gas producer, with the possibility of an additional oil producer.
The Duva field is located 6 kilometres northeast of the Gjøa field (12 kilometres from the Gjøa platform). The discovery was made in production license 636 in August 2016.
Other licensees in the Duva project include Neptune Energy Norge (30% licensee and operator of both the Duva project and the Gjoa platform), Idemitsu Petroleum Norge (30%), and Wellesley Petroleum (20%).
For more information: See [press release by Neptune Energy]