Vigdis Oil And Gas Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Statoil
  • Country: Norway
  • Location: northern part of the North Sea
  • Production start: 1997
  • Partners:
  • Type: Oil & Gas
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume:


  • Vigdis is an oil field located between the Snorre and Gullfaks fields in the Tampen area in the northern part of the North Sea. The water depth in the area is 280 metres.
  • The field comprises several discoveries, and has been developed with subsea templates connected to Snorre A.
  • The wellstream is routed to Snorre A through two flow lines. Injection water is transported by pipeline from Snorre A.
  • Oil from Vigdis is processed in a dedicated processing module on Snorre A.
  • Stabilised oil from Vigdis is sent in a pipeline from Snorre A to Gullfaks A for storage and export.
  • The gas from Vigdis is used for injection at Snorre.


  • Stolt Offshore: Vigdis riser supports
  • Aibel: Modifications on the Snorre A platform to connect Vigdis North-East


  • 1986 - Vigdis Oil And Gas Field discovered
  • 1994 - Development approval granted
  • 1997 - First oil and gas produced


  • The reservoir in the Vigdis Brent deposit consists of Middle Jurassic sandstones of the Brent Group, while the Vigdis Øst deposit has reservoirs in Lower Jurassic and Upper Triassic sandstones of the Statfjord Formation.
  • The Borg Nordvest deposit has reservoir in Upper Jurassic intra-Draupne sandstones. The reservoirs are at a depth of 2 200 – 2 600 metres.


  1. FoundOcean Europe Subsea References
  2. Serimax Europe Pipeline References
  3. Another fast-track development to Aibel
  4. Speedy start for Stjerne and Vigdis North-East

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