Njord oil field

The Njord oil field (Njord – petroleumsfelt) is an oil field 30 kilometres (19 mi) west of the Draugen field, in the Norwegian Sea. The field lies around 130 kilometres (81 mi) northwest of Kristiansund municipality, Norway. Although the field was discovered in 1986, production did not begin until 1997. Operation facilities at the field consist of Njord A, a floating steel platform unit, containing drilling and processing facilities (along with living quarters), and Njord Bravo, a storage vessel.

Njord A platform.jpg
RegionNorwegian Sea
Blocks6407/7 and 6407/10
CoordinatesCoordinates: 64°16′15″N 7°12′02″E / 64.2708°N 7.2006°E / 64.2708; 7.2006
PartnersWintershall Dea Norge AS (50%), Equinor Energy AS (27.5%) and Neptune Energy Norge AS (22.5%)
Field history
Start of production30 September 1997
Producing formationsTilje and Ile Formations

Ownership of the field is divided between Wintershall Dea Norge AS (50%), Equinor Energy AS (27.5%) and Neptune Energy Norge AS (22.5%). Between 2016 and 2020, the field is being shut down to allow for upgrades to the facilities. This aims to make the field ready to produce until 2040.[1] The contract for upgrading Njord A, (worth NOK 5 billion) was awarded to Kværner.[2][3]

Remaining reserves are roughly 20 million barrels of oil and 9 BCM natural gas.[4][5]

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  1. ^ "Njord - equinor.com". www.equinor.com. Retrieved 2020-06-07.
  2. ^ "Statoil awards Njord contract - equinor.com". www.equinor.com. 2017-03-17. Retrieved 2020-06-07.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ "Njord Future Project, Norwegian Sea". Offshore Technology | Oil and Gas News and Market Analysis. Retrieved 2020-06-07.
  4. ^ "Njord – petroleumsfelt" (in Norwegian). Store norske leksikon. Retrieved October 1, 2016.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. ^ "Njord". FactPages. Retrieved October 1, 2016.