Jotun Oil Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Exxon
  • Country: Norway
  • Location: North Sea
  • Production start: 1999
  • Partners: Dana Petroleum, Det Norske, Faroe Petroleum
  • Type: Oil
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume:


  • Jotun is an oil field located 25 kilometres north of Balder in the middle part of the North Sea. The sea depth in the area is 126 metres. The field has been developed with a combined accommodation, production and storage vessel, Jotun A FPSO, and a wellhead facility, Jotun B.
  • Jotun is integrated with Balder and processes gas from Balder and oil from the Jurassic reservoir in the Ringhorne deposit.
  • The Jette Oil Field is tied back to the Jotun FPSO
  • Gas is transported on the Statpipe Gas Pipeline


  • Kvaerner Masa: Construction of the FPSO
  • Kvaerner: Jotun Wellhead Platform, Jacket and Piles
  • Emtunga: Jotun B Living quarters module & helideck
  • Stolt Offshore: Suction anchor buckets


  • 1994 - Jotun Oil Field discovered
  • 1999 - First oil and gas produced
  • 2001 - DNO acquired Statoil's stake
  • 2005 - Bluewater & Exxon acquire the FPSO vessel
  • 2008 - Lundin acquires DNO's stake in the field
  • 2013 - First oil from Jette


  • The Jotun field comprises three structures and the easternmost structure has a small gas cap. The reservoirs consist of sandstones of the Heimdal Formation of Paleocene age. The reservoirs are deposited in a sub-marine fan system and lie at a depth of about 2 000 metres. To the west the sand has good reservoir quality, while the shale content increases towards the east.


  1. FoundOcean Europe Subsea References
  2. BiFab Platform References
  3. Kvaerner Platform References
  4. Emtunga Offshore Platform References
  5. Sale of offshore holdings approved
  6. Bluewater forms Joint Venture to purchase the FPSO Jotun A with ExxonMobil in Norway
  7. Lundin Petroleum to Acquire Certain Assets of DNO in UK, Norway and Ireland
  8. Jotun NPD

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