Edvard Grieg Oil And Gas Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Lundin Petroleum
  • Country: Norway
  • Location: 180 km west of Stavanger
  • Production start: 2015
  • Partners: Lundin - 50%, Statoil- 15%, Wintershall - 15%, OMV - 20%
  • Type: Oil & Gas
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume:


  • The Edvard Grieg field was discovered in 2007 and is located in PL338 in block 16/1 in the North Sea, approximately 180 km west of Stavanger
  • The Edvard Grieg platform substructure consists of a four legged launch-installed jacket steel structure with a vertical clean face towards platform south to allow access for a jack-up drilling unit.
  • The topside is a modularized processing plant, consisting of a main deck frame with equipment (C00), a process module (P00) with separately installed flare stack (F00) and a utility module with integrated living quarters (U00).
  • 15 wells will be drilled, of which 12 will target the Luno area and three will target the Tellus area
    • In the Luno area, nine oil producing wells and three wells that can alternate between gas injectors and water injectors are planned
    • In the Tellus area, there will be two oil producers and a single water alternating gas well
    • Seven oil producing wells will be drilled horizontally in the reservoir section
    • The longest well will be an estimated 5.5 km in length
    • In total the 15 wells will require 61 km of drilling
  • The oil transport system includes a 43-kilometre long 28-inch pipeline between the Edvard Grieg platform and a new Y-connection point, which has been installed on the Grane oil pipeline about 4 kilometres from Grane and from here oil is transported by pipeline to the Sture terminal for sale
  • The gas transport system includes a 94-kilometre long 16-inch pipeline from the Edvard Grieg platform to an underwater connection point (T-connection) on the Beryl pipeline. This, in turn, is connected to the Scottish Area Gas Evacuation (SAGE) Pipeline in the UK sector.


  • Aker Solutions: Engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the topside for the Edvard Grieg platform
  • Kvaerner:
    • Engineering, procurement, construction, load-out and sea-fastening of the jacket and associated piles
    • Offshore hook-up and commissioning assistance
  • Emtunga: Fabrication of LQ Level 3 & 4.


  • 2007 - Edvard Grieg Oil And Gas Field Discovered
  • 2012 - Statoil acquires a stake in the field
  • 2012 - Plan for development and operation (PDO) approved
  • 2015 - First oil produced


  • The Luno and Tellus oil discoveries covers a wide range of reservoirs of different ages and qualities. The different sub-reservoirs represent one discovery of a single accumulation with a common oil-water contact.
  • T he oldest reservoir on the Edvard Grieg field is found in the northern segment – the Tellus area. Well 16/1-15 drilled through a thin sandstone followed by more than 200 m with 440 million year old fractured and weathered basement rock of which almost 50 m is in the oil column.
  • The main part of the Luno discovery is conglomerates and sandstones deposited during the Triassic period, around 210 million years ago. A 50 m thick Triassic Aeolian sandstone of excellent reservoir quality was encountered in well 16/1-13 in the central part of the Luno basin.
  • More than 50% of the Edvard Grieg reserves are from this sandstone.
  • The youngest part of the Edvard Grieg field is a shell-rich sandstone deposited in the lower Cretaceous period, around 140 million years ago.
  • In summary, the reservoir rocks on the Edvard Grieg field spans an age range from 440 to 140 million years, representing a range from porous basement and conglomerates to high quality sandstone with excellent properties.


  1. The Edvard Grieg field, Lundin Petroleum
  2. Emtunga Offshore Platform References
  3. Kvaerner Platform References
  4. Kvaerner wins Luno jacket EPC contract
  5. Kvaerner awarded Edvard Grieg topside EPC contract
  6. Exploration Well In Pl359 Spudded, Offshore Norway
  7. Aker Solutions to deliver engineering and fabrication services to Kvaerner's Edvard Grieg contract
  8. Kvaerner to perform Edvard Grieg offshore hook-up and commissioning assistance
  9. Transaction to realise value and secure long-term growth on the NCS
  10. Transaction with Wintershall on Norwegian continental shelf now completed
  11. Technip awarded important contract by Statoil for subsea project related to the Edvard Grieg field
  12. Edvard Grieg on stream

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