Varg Oil And Gas Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Talisman
  • Country: Norway
  • Location: central part of the North Sea
  • Production start:
  • Partners: Talisman (65%) Petoro (30%) and Det norske (5%)
  • Type: Oil / Gas
  • Estimated Reserves:
    • Original - 15.1 million Sm³ oil
    • Remaining as of 31.12.2011 - 0.7 million Sm³ oil
  • Production Volume:


  • Varg is an oil field to the south of Sleipner Øst in the central part of the North Sea. The water depth in the area is 84 metres.
  • The field has been developed with the production vessel, Petrojarl Varg FPSO, A Ship-Shaped, Turret Moored, Floating Production, Storage and Offloading Vessel (FPSO) connected to the wellhead facility Varg A.
  • The decommissioning plan for the field was approved in 2001. The plan then was to produce until summer 2002, but measures implemented on the field have prolonged its lifetime.


  • Teekay: Supply of FPSO
  • Kvaerner: Monotower and Piles & Wellhead Platform Topside
  • Subsea 7: engineering, procurement, installation and construction of a 6km flowline and flexible riser system as well as the installation of associated subsea structures, protection systems, and tie-ins of a gas export pipeline
  • Saipem: Wellhead platform T&I


  • 1984 - Varg Oil And Gas Field discovered
  • 1998 - First oil production
  • 2002 - PGS becomes operator of the Varg field
  • 2003 - PGS Confirms Western Extension of Varg Field
  • 2005 - Talisman acquire Varg and other assets from Pertra
  • 2012 - Subsea 7 awarded the Varg Gas Export Contract for the development of a gas export pipeline


  • The reservoir is in Upper Jurassic sandstones at a depth of approximately 2 700 metres. The structure is segmented and includes several isolated compartments with varying reservoir properties.


  1. Varg, NPD
  2. Petrojarl Varg
  3. Saipem Europe Fixed Offshore Production Facilities Project R
  4. Kvaerner Platform References
  5. Kvaerner Topsides References
  6. PGS becomes operator of the Varg field on the Norwegian Shelf
  7. PGS Confirms Extension of Varg Field
  8. PGS Expands Drilling Activity on the Varg Field
  9. Talisman Energy Acquires Norwegian Assets for US$155 MM
  10. Subsea 7 S.A. awarded contract offshore Norway

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