Snorre Oil Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Statoil
  • Country: Norway
  • Location: Tampen area in the northern part of the North Sea
  • Production start: 1992
  • Partners: Statoil - 33.28%, Petoro - 30.0%, ExxonMobil - 17.45%, Idemitsu - 9.6%, RWE Dea - 8.57% and Core Energy 1.11%
  • Type: Oil
  • Estimated Reserves: Original
    • 249.9 million Sm³ oil
    • 6.6 billion Sm³ gas
    • 4.7 million tonnes NGL
  • Production Volume: 85 000 barrels/day (2013)


  • The water depth in the area is 300 - 350 metres.
  • Snorre A in the south is a floating steel facility (TLP) for accommodation, drilling and processing. Snorre A also has a separate process module for production from the Vigdis field. A subsea template with ten well slots, Snorre UPA, is located centrally on the field and connected to Snorre A.
  • Snorre B is located in the northern part of the field, and is a semi-submersible integrated drilling, processing and accommodation facility. An amended PDO for Snorre, including a new processing module on Snorre A for processing oil from Vigdis, was approved in December 1994. The PDO for Snorre B was approved in June 1998. Snorre B came on stream in June 2001.
  • Snorre C is a TLP which will be added to the field
  • Oil and gas are separated in two stages at Snorre A before transport in separate pipelines to Statfjord A for final processing and export. The oil is loaded onto shuttle tankers at Statfjord and excess gas is sent through the Statpipe Gas Pipeline to Kårstø, or through Tampen Link to St Fergus. Processed oil from Snorre B is routed by pipeline to Statfjord B for storage and loading to shuttle tankers.
  • All gas from Snorre B is normally re-injected, but may also be sent to Snorre A for injection or export.


  • Dragados: Snorre B Semi-sub
  • Kvaerner Rosenberg: Snorre TLP
  • Kvaerner:
    • TLP Well Template and Piles
    • Drilling Derrick, Sub-structure and Skidbase
    • Snorre B - Deck Sections
  • ABB: Snorre B - Engineering, procurement, as well as contracting and full installation, delivery of four templates with manifolds, wellhead, trees and control systems for 27 subsea wells as well as control umbilicals
  • Emtunga: A60 fire pump modules
  • Aibel: Engineering, procurement, fabrication and installation of major modification work on the Snorre platforms related to Snorre Export and Robustness
  • Aker Solutions: Deliver replacement and upgrading of the drilling equipment and systems on the Snorre A platform
  • FMC Technologies:
    • 10 production risers and tieback connectors
    • Replacement workover system

Snorre C

  • Wood Group Mustang: Engineering services for Snorre C platform


  • 1979 - Snorre Oil Field discovered
  • 1992 - First oil produced
  • 1998 - The PDO for Snorre B was approved
  • 2001 - Snorre B came on stream
  • 2010 - Aibel awarded contract for platform modifications
  • 2012 - Aker Solutions awarded contract for replacement and upgrading of the drilling equipment and systems on the Snorre A platform
  • 2012 - Statoil announced it was to install seismic cables on the seabed to increase oil recovery
  • 2013 - Statoil recommends a third platform to increase recovery
  • 2014 - Temporary shut down on Snorre B due to erosion beneath the template


  • The Snorre field consists of several large fault blocks. The reservoir contains Lower Jurassic and Triassic sandstones in the Statfjord and Lunde Formations. The reservoir depth is 2 000 - 2 700 metres. The reservoir has a complex structure with many alluvial channels and internal flow barriers.


  1. NPD, Snorre
  2. Jotun FPSO References
  3. Emtunga Europe Offshore Platform References
  4. Kvaerner Platform References
  5. Kvaerner Topsides References
  6. Snorre Export Topside and Robustness contract to Aibel AS
  7. ABB wins US$ 160-million contract for subsea oil installations
  8. Aker Solutions wins Snorre A Drilling Facilities contract
  9. Seismic cables on the seabed to increase oil recovery
  10. FMC Technologies Receives $33 Million Subsea Equipment Order for Statoil's Snorre Field
  11. Platform solution recommended to maximise Snorre production
  12. FMC Technologies to Supply Statoil With $114 Million Workover System for Snorre B Platform
  13. Production from Snorre B template shut down
  14. Wood Group Mustang selected to provide engineering services for Statoil Snorre C platform

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