The Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy Terje Aasland visited the Ekofisk Complex together with partner companies, contractors and authorities, celebrating the start-up of the Tommeliten A gas and condensate field in the North Sea.
The Tommeliten A field started production on 13 October, delivering natural gas to Europe nearly six months earlier than scheduled.
Tommeliten A is a development with two subsea templates in the North Sea tied back to the Ekofisk Complex. The total resource potential is estimated in the range of 120-180 million barrels of oil equivalent, mainly comprising of gas (approx. 70%) and condensate (approx. 30%).
The Minister of Petroleum and Energy Terje Aasland participated in the official inauguration ceremony of the Tommeliten A field at the Ekofisk Complex today. All the visitors were given a tour of Ekofisk. Representatives from partner companies, contractors, the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate, as well as local authorities took part in the celebration.
"It is great celebrating that the Tommeliten A field is in operation, delivering gas to Europe. Earlier production start-up is the result of good and efficient cooperation with our partners, contractors and the authorities," said Steinar Våge, ConocoPhillips’ President for Europe, Middle East and North Africa.
The total capital investment for the project was approximately NOK 13 billion, enabling about 5,000 jobs during the project period. Most of the contracts were awarded to Norwegian businesses.
As operator of the Tommeliten A Unit, ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS has an ownership interest of 28.1385%, while PGNiG Upstream Norway AS has 42.1978%, TotalEnergies EP Norge AS has 20.1430%, Vår Energi ASA has 9.0907%, ConocoPhillips (U.K.) Holdings Limited has 0.2109%, TotalEnergies E&P UK Limited has 0.1510% and ENI UK Limited has 0.0681%.