The Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has approved the plan for development and operation (PDO) for the Duva development (PL 636) on Tuesday 25 June. 

The Duva field will be developed with a four-slot subsea template, tied back to the Gjøa platform for processing and export. The field will have three production wells, two oil producers and one gas producer, with the potential for an additional oil well.

First production from the project is expected in early 2021 with around 30,000 bbls of oil equivalents per day at maximum production.

The Duva field is located 6 kilometres northeast of the Gjøa field (12 kilometres from the Gjøa platform). The discovery was made in production license 636 in August 2016.

Pandion Energy holds a 20% interest in PL 636. Other licensees in the Duva project include Neptune Energy Norge (30% operator), Idemitsu Petroleum Norge (30%) and Wellesley Petroleum (20%).

Further details available from the Ministry’s website (Norwegian only).