that they were placing their Bressay and Mariner heavy oil ..
The Mariner field is located on the East Shetland Platform of the UK North Sea, approximately 95 miles or 150 kilometres east of the Shetland Isles. The heavy oil field has reserves estimated at more than 250 million barrels of oil with an average plateau production of around 55,000 barrels per day.
nearby Bressay heavy oil field a year after Mariner ..
The Mariner and Bressay fields have been established as individual development projects and Statoil is working towards an investment decision within 1-2 years.
Statoil announced in April, that they were placing their Bressay and Mariner heavy oil field projects on hold until they can understand the full economics and even then it may well prove not to be worth their while.
due to low oil price environment that ..
The concept chosen includes a production, drilling and quarters (PDQ) platform based on a steel jacket, Mariner A, with a floating storage unit (FSU), Mariner B. Drilling will be carried out from the Mariner A drilling rig, with a jack-up rig assisting for the first 4 years.
The Mariner oil field consists of two shallow reservoir sections: the deeper, Maureen formation at 1492 meters and the shallower Heimdal reservoir at 1227 meters. The oil is heavy with API gravities of 14.2 and 12.1 and viscosities at reservoir conditions of 67 cP and 508 cP, respectively for Maureen and Heimdal.
Mariner Area Development, North Sea, UK - Offshore …
"Statoil has a lead position in the area being the operator for both the Mariner and Bressay fields. The increased ownership in Mariner gives an even stronger position in offshore heavy oil, a core area in Statoil's international growth strategy," said executive vice president for International E&P, Peter Mellbye.
Mariner Area Development, North Sea ..
“Within the UK Continental Shelf, as well as Xcite’s Bentley field, there are a number of other heavy oil projects moving towards development, namely the Mariner, Bressay and Kraken fields, and we are delighted to have been chosen to support the selection of the optimum concept for developing this dynamic project.