Norway – Wintershall Dea and partners Petoro and Sval Energi delivered the Dvalin North field’s Plan for Development and Operation (PDO) to the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy on December 13.
The project Dvalin North is the most recent in a series of sanctions on the Norwegian Continental Shelf this year that have been operated by Wintershall Dea and its partners.
The decision by Wintershall Dea to look for hydrocarbons near to existing assets led to the Dvalin North finding. Dvalin North is employing local infrastructure as a tie-back to the Heidrun platform via the managed Dvalin field, ensuring future production quantities with low carbon intensity.
Drilling three producing wells from a single undersea template situated 10 kilometers to the north of the current Dvalin field will cost the Dvalin North partnership around 780 million euros (8 billion norwegian kroner) to develop the find. Production of Dvalin is anticipated to begin in the near future. Dvalin North is anticipated to launch in the latter half of 2026.
West of Sandnessjen, 200 kilometers off the coast of Northern Norway, and at a depth of 420 meters, is the Dvalin North gas field. The gas will be exported via the Polarled pipeline to Nyhamna near Kristiansund in central Norway. It is anticipated to contain about 84 million barrels of oil equivalent.
With a 55% ownership stake, Wintershall Dea is the field’s operator. Sval Energi holds 10%, whereas Petoro has 35%.