Wintershall Noordzee has started production from its first self-operated Danish oil field, The Ravn.
The field produces oil from a depth of approximately 4,000 meters via a newly constructed production platform in the Danish North Sea, some 300km north of the Dutch town of Den Helder.
The produced crude oil is transported via a subsea pipeline to Wintershall Noordzee’s A6-A processing platform located around 18km from the Ravn platform, where it is fed into the existing export network to the Netherlands.
Wintershall Noordzee is developing the Ravn field in a phased manner using an “Appraisal through Development” concept.
This concept will enable the company to continuously gather valuable performance data on well productivity and the lateral extent of the reservoir.
Analysis of this data will provide the basis for and contribute to further field development options.
Robert Frimpong, managing director of Wintershall Noordzee, said: “Production start-up of the Ravn field has commenced thanks to the perseverance, innovation and dedication of our teams.
“Ravn paves the way for potential further oil and gas developments in this region.”