Volund Oil Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Marathon
  • Country: Norway
  • Location: Central part of the North Sea
  • Production start: 2008
  • Partners: Marathon - 65.00 %, Lundin - 35.00 %
  • Type: Oil / Gas
  • Estimated Reserves:
    • 7.8 million Sm³ oil - 5.2 million Sm³ oil
    • 1.0 billion Sm³ gas - 0.8 billion Sm³ gas
  • Production Volume:
    • Oil: 24 000 barrels/day
    • Gas: 0.19 billion Sm³


  • Volund is an oil field located about 10 kilometres south of Alvheim Oil And Gas Field in the central part of the North Sea. The field is developed as a subsea tie-back to the nearby production vessel ”Alvheim FPSO” with three horizontal subsea wells. The water depth in the area is about 120-130 metres.
  • The wellstream is routed by pipeline to Alvheim Oil And Gas Field for buoy-loading. Associated gas is transported via Alvheim to the Scottish Area Gas Evacuation pipeline system to St Fergus in the United Kingdom


  • Acergy: Engineering, procurement, installation, tie-in and pre-commissioning of some 30 kilometres of production, gas lift and water injection pipelines, a control umbilical, a 160 tonne production manifold and a choke and metering structure in addition to the installation, hookup and commissioning of a subsea control system
  • Technip: Engineering, fabrication, installation and diving tie-ins of pipeline spools, including protection covers and installation of a manifold
  • KWsubsea: 12" Pipeline + 4" Gas Lift Line (8.9km each)


  • 2007 - Marathon Receives Norwegian Government Approval
  • 2007 - Acergy Awarded EPIC Contract for pipelay and construction work
  • 2010 - Marathon and Partners Announce First Oil from Volund Field
  • 2014 - Marathon Oil Announces Sale of Norway Business to Det Norske


  • The reservoir is in Paleocene sandstone intrusions in the Hermod Formation, which in the Early Eocene age were remobilised and injected into the overlying Balder formation. The reservoir depth is about 2 000 metres.


  1. Norwegian Petroleum Directorate, Volund
  2. KWsubsea Upheaval Buckling And Out Of Straightness Analysis
  3. Marathon Receives Norwegian Government Approval for Volund Field Plan for Development and Operation Offshore Norway
  4. Acergy S.A. Awarded $140 million EPIC Contract in Norway
  5. Marathon and Partners Announce First Oil from Volund Field Offshore Norway
  6. Technip awarded EPIC contract by Marathon Oil
  7. Marathon Oil Announces $2.7 Billion Sale of Norway Business

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