In the Duva oil and gas field, in which PGNiG Upstream Norway, a subsidiary of Poland’s oil and gas company PGNiG, holds a 30 per cent interest, installation of subsea trees has been successfully completed. Thanks to the installation method used, it was possible to significantly reduce the costs of the operation by approximately 12 million US dollars and the associated carbon dioxide emissions by 60 per cent.
“Installation of subsea trees from the vessel is much more demanding in terms of logistics than installation from the drilling rig, but it brings measurable benefits, including environmental ones,” said Paweł Majewski, President of the PGNiG Management Board. “To us, it is a very important factor. We are determined to take further steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with our operations, thus improving the environmental characteristics of natural gas along the entire value chain.”
According to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate, Duva’s reserves amount to 88 thousands of Barrel of oil equivalent (mboe), including approximately 8.4 billion cubic metres (bcm) of natural gas.
Gas production by PGNiG Upstream Norway is projected to reach over 0.9 bcm in 2021, compared with 0.5 bcm in 2020. The significant increase in production is driven by the launch of production from the Ærfugl field and the acquisition of interests in the already producing fields.