Fossil Energy – Norway
Equinor Energy has brought Askeladd field onstream, helping to extend plateau production from Hammerfest LNG on Melkøya Island in northern Norway by up to 3 years.
Phase 1 of Askeladd will bring 18 billion cu m (bcm) of gas and 2 million cu m of condensate to the European market via the Hammerfest LNG plant (OGJ Online, Mar. 14, 2018).
Askeladd is a satellite field of Snøhvit field in the Barents Sea and developed with three wells via two subsea templates and tied in to Snøhvit infrastructure and Hammerfest LNG.
During normal production, Hammerfest LNG (HLNG) delivers 18.4 million standard cu m/d of gas, or 6.5 bcmy, about 5% of all Norwegian gas exports.
Askeladd is the first of several projects in the further development of Snøhvit field and the infrastructure around HLNG. Next up is Askeladd West with two new wells tied back to existing infrastructure, before further development continues with onshore compression and electrification through the Snøhvit Future project.