TotalEnergies-led joint venture greenlights drilling of Danish natural gas well expected to increase production

January 12, 2024

(WO) – BlueNord ASA announced a Final Investment Decision ("FID") on the Harald East Middle Jurassic natural gas well (“HEMJ”) on behalf of the Danish Underground Consortium. The well is expected to be spudded during the summer of 2024.

Tyra II (Source: TotalEnergies)

The HEMJ well will be drilled in the Harald East area, located close to the Norwegian border. The natural gas is exported through the Tyra East facilities. The well could deliver production by end of 2024. The expected gain from the well is up to 8 MMboe net to BlueNord, of which ca 80% is natural gas.  This well is drilled into the Jurassic with good reservoir properties, however with a wide range of subsurface outcomes with respect to volume.

The cost of the well is $28 million net to BlueNord, and with an attractive unit development cost. The concept for hook-up and potential life extension of Harald will be decided after the well has been drilled.

"I am delighted to announce another Final Investment Decision in the DUC drilling sequence. The Harald East Middle Jurassic well will be drilled through the chalk reservoir and into the Jurassic reservoir which has excellent reservoir properties. We look forward to getting the results and to add to the production through the new Tyra facilities by the end of the year," said Marianne Eide, Chief Operating Officer in BlueNord.

The Danish Underground Consortium consists of TotalEnergies (43.2 %), BlueNord (36.8 %) and Nordsøfonden (20%).

Lead image: Tyra II (Source: TotalEnergies)

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