Gyda Oil Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Talisman
  • Country: Norway
  • Location: southern part of the North Sea
  • Production start: 1990
  • Partners: DONG E&P Norge AS 34.00 %, Norske AEDC A/S 5.00 %, Talisman Energy Norge AS 61.00 %
  • Type: Oil
  • Estimated Reserves: Original
    • 36.5 million Sm³ oil
    • 6.7 billion Sm³ gas
    • 2.0 million tonnes NGL
  • Production Volume:


  • Gyda is an oil field located between Ula and Ekofisk in the southern part of the North Sea. The water depth in the area is 66 metres. The field has been developed with a combined drilling, accommodation and processing facility with a steel jacket.
  • The oil is transported to Ekofisk via the oil pipeline from Ula and further in Norpipe to Teesside. The gas is transported in a dedicated pipeline to Ekofisk for onward transport in Norpipe to Emden.


  • Kvaerner: Drilling Jacket and Piles
  • Saipem: Gyda Platform installation
  • Emtunga: Coffee shop module


  • 1980 - Gyda Oil Field discovered
  • 1990 - First oil produced
  • 1997 - BP acquired Statoils 20% stake
  • 2003 - Talisman acquired a 61% stake from BP


  • Gyda consists of three reservoir areas in Upper Jurassic sandstones of the Ula Formation. The reservoir depth is about 4 000 metres.


  1. NPD, Gyda
  2. Saipem Fixed Offshore Production Facilities Project References
  3. FoundOcean Europe Subsea References
  4. Kvaerner Platform References
  5. Emtunga Offshore Platform References
  6. BP and Statoil Agree North Sea Asset Exchange
  7. Talisman Energy acquires entry position in Norway

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