BP’s Scarv development in the Norwegian Sea has been delayed again, due to weather.
Polish energy firm PGNiG, a partner in the project, said today production had been postponed from the second quarter of this year to the fourth quarter.
This was due to bad weather between November and March delaying the installation of risers, which would transport fluids from the reservoir up to a floating production vessel.
PGNiG, which holds 12% equity in Skarv, said the delay meant it would have no crude oil production this year – it had previously predicted 180tonnes for 2012 from its foreign fields.
It is the latest in a series of mostly weather-related delays on the project, which saw a new vessel, the FPSO Skarv, built in South Korea, originally scheduled to come online in 2011.
The development plan covers the Skarv and Idun fields, which jointly contain reserves of 434million barrels of oil equivalent.
BP holds 24% interest in the field, Statoil holds 36% and E.ON Ruhrgas the remaining 28%.