Vilje Oil Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Marathon
  • Country: Norway
  • Location: North Sea
  • Production start: 2008
  • Partners: Marathon Oil Norge AS (46.90 percent interest), Statoil Petroleum AS (28.85 percent) and Total E&P Norge AS (24.24 percent)
  • Type: Oil
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume: Vilje is expected to produce 21 000 barrels of oil per day in 2012


  • The field development concept includes two subsea templates and two production wells, tied in to the Alvheim production vessel.
  • The field is located some 20 kilometres north-east of the Marathon-operated Alvheim Oil And Gas Field


  • Technip: Engineering, fabrication, installation and pre-commissioning of sub sea umbilicals, risers and flowlines, tie-ins, manifold installation and sub sea equipment protection work
  • KWsubsea: 1 offshore 12" rigid (19km), 1 offshore 6" rigid (21km) Pipelines


  • 2005 - Technip awarded an engineering, procurement, installation and commissioning (EPIC) contract
  • 2008 - Production starts
  • 2012 - Statoil transfers Vilje operatorship to Marathon
  • 2014 - Marathon Oil Announces Sale of Norway Business to Det Norske
  • 2014 - PGNiG acquired Total's stake


  • The reservoir is a turbidite deposit, in the Heimdal Formation of the Paleocene age.
  • The reservoir lies approximately 2 150 metres below sea level.


  1. KWsubsea Upheaval Buckling And Out Of Straightness Analysis
  2. Marathon and Partners Announce First Oil From Vilje Field Offshore Norway
  3. Technip awarded two contracts by Norsk Hydro for the Fram East and Vilje projects in Norway
  4. Statoil transfers Vilje operatorship to Marathon
  5. Marathon Oil Announces $2.7 Billion Sale of Norway Business
  6. Norway: Total Sells An 8% Interest In Gina Krog Field And Interests In Three Minor Fields

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