Production commences

Operator Neptune Energy and its partners Idemitsu Petroleum Norge, PGNiG Upstream Norway and Sval Energi have announced the safe and successful start-up of production from the Duva development in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea. Duva was developed as a subsea installation with three oil producers and one gas producer, tied back to the Neptune Energy-operated Gjøa semi-submersible platform. To maximise efficiency, Duva was executed in parallel with the Gjøa P1 development, which began production in February 2021.

Neptune Energy’s MD in Norway, Odin Estensen, noted that Duva has been delivered efficiently and under budget through strong collaboration with partners and key suppliers, and “is expected to have one of the lowest CO2 emissions per produced barrel of oil equivalent (boe) on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.”

Neptune Energy’s Projects and Engineering Director in Norway, Erik Oppedal, added: “The Duva field is expected to produce for approximately ten years and thus contribute to extending the life of the Gjøa platform. This will help lower Gjøa’s production costs per barrel, adding significant value for licence partners and future tie-backs.”