Fram

Linked fields on the Norwegian continental shelf produce oil and gas for processing at the Troll-C platform.

Partner-operated

Production

Oil and gas

Country

Norway

Interest

15%

Field facts

Fram accounts for nine per cent of our asset portfolio in Norway. Two fields – Fram Vest and Fram Øst – are about 20 km north of the Troll field, a hub location for Norway’s offshore gas production.   The fields hold 82 mmboe in 2P reserves (54% gas).  Both are subsea developments connected to the Troll-C platform via production flow lines. Each has been developed with two four-slot subsea templates at a depth of 350 metres.

The Fram infrastructure also delivers production from the Byrding field and H-North, where Neptune has a 10.8% interest. All well streams are processed at Troll C then piped to the Kolsness gas terminal and Mongstad oil terminal in Norway.

Originally both field reservoirs required gas to be reinjected for pressure support. Now nearly all gas is exported. Instead of gas from Troll C, its produced water provides pressure support in the Fram Øst reservoir. This has significant environmental benefits.

In 2017, the Fram licence partners invested in a gas module for Troll C.  This will increase capacity, accelerate oil and gas production and encourage drilling in the area by new, low-cost producers.

First oil 2003

Partners

Neptune Energy (15%), Equinor Energy (45%), Exxon Mobil E&P Norway (25%), Idemitsu Petroleum Norway (15%).