Boyla Oil Field

Summary Information

  • Operator: Det Norske
  • Country: Norway
  • Location: 200 kilometres west of Haugesund
  • Production start: 2015
  • Partners: Det Norske (65 per cent), ConocoPhillips (20 per cent) and Lundin (15 per cent)
  • Type: Oil & Gas
  • Estimated Reserves: 23 million barrels of oil equivalent
  • Production Volume:


  • The Bøyla field is located in block 24/9 in the northern part of the North Sea
  • The water depth at the site is approx. 120 metres.
  • The development solution is a subsea installation consisting of two horizontal production wells and one water injection well.
  • These are tied in to the Alvheim FPSO (floating production, storage and offloading) for further transport and processing.


  • Technip:
    • fabrication and reeled installation of a pipe-in-pipe production flowline, a plastic lined water injection flowline and a gas lift flowline,
    • fabrication and installation of rigid spools,
    • manufacturing and installation of flexible jumpers and umbilicals,
    • tie-in by divers, trenching, rockdumping, and ready for operation activities.
  • Reef Subsea: Trenching services
  • KWsubsea: Predictive UHB analysis for pipe-in-pipe (21km), water injection (32km), gas line (25km)


  • 2004 - Licence for the block awarded
  • 2009 - Bøyla oil field discovered
  • 2012 - The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate received the plan for development and operation
  • 2012 - Technip was awarded an engineering, procurement, installation and commissioning contract
  • 2014 - Marathon Oil Announces Sale of Norway Business to Det Norske
  • 2015 - First oil produced


  • The oil is in the Hermod Formation in Paleocene age reservoir rocks


  1. Norwegian Petroleum Directorate, Bøyla
  2. Marathon Oil, Norway
  3. KWsubsea Upheaval Buckling And Out Of Straightness Analysis
  4. Lundin Petroleum Discovers Oil In PL340 Offshore Norway
  5. NPD processes development plan for Bøyla – 24/9-9 S
  6. Technip awarded a major contract for the Bøyla field development in Norway
  7. Reef Subsea secures contract award on Bøyla Development Project for Q1000 jet trencher
  8. Marathon Oil Announces $2.7 Billion Sale of Norway Business
  9. Start-up of production from the Bøyla field

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