Equinor decides to develop Breidablikk field in North Sea

The partners are seeking an approval from Norway’s Minister of Petroleum and Energy. Credit: Arne Reidar Mortensen / Equinor ASA

Norwegian oil and gas company Equinor and its partners have decided to go ahead with the development of Breidablikk field in North Sea.

The partners are seeking an approval for development and operation from the Norway’s Minister of Petroleum and Energy.

The Breidablikk field is located northeast of the Grane field, which came online in September 2003, in nearly 130 metres of water.

The field will be subsea development with 23 oil producing wells from four subsea templates that are controlled from Grane platform.

The Grane platform will process the oil produced by the Breidablikk, before it is transported to the Sture terminal.

“The Breidablikk field is one of the largest undeveloped oil discoveries on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS). Field development will create substantial value for the Norwegian society and the owners,” said Geir Tungesvik, Equinor’s acting executive vice president for Technology, Projects and Drilling.

Aker Solutions to deliver subsea production system for Breidablikk

Equinor has awarded a $260m contract to Aker Solutions for the delivery of a subsea production system for the Breidablikk field development.

The contract includes the supply of four subsea templates and up to 23 subsea trees and associated components.

Aker Solutions will execute the contract from its locations in Fornebu, Tranby, Egersund, Sandnessjøen and Ågotnes, with additional deliveries from Brazil, Malaysia and the UK.

Wood, which is the maintenance and modification supplier for Grane, has performed studies for the Breidablikk project.

The company also holds an option for engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) for the field development.

Equinor and partners plan to exercise that option for the project.

Under the contract, Wood will install equipment to delivery oil from the Breidablikk subsea facility to the Grane platform.