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03/12/2020 News

Production starting from Tor II

Stavanger, December 3, 2020 – Production from Tor II started today for Total E&P Norge AS and its partners in Tor Unit. The Tor II project is a redevelopment of the Tor field, which was on production from 1978 through 2015. This is the first redevelopment of a shut-in field on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, starting up only 12 months after the Norwegian authorities´ approval of the Plan for Development and Operation.

The Tor II project is one of several development opportunities in the Greater Ekofisk Area that enable continued efficient operations towards 2050.

The project is a two-by-four slot Subsea Production System (SPS) with eight production wells. The SPS is connected to the Ekofisk Complex by multiphase production and gas lift pipelines to existing risers at the Ekofisk2/4 M wellhead platform. Controls and utilities are provided through a service umbilical from the same existing platform. The new greenfield facilities are located approximately one kilometer west of the original Tor platform with no connection to the shut-in facilities.

Seven production wells are planned to be drilled in the Tor formation. In addition, a pilot well is planned to test long-term productivity in the Ekofisk formation. The resource potential for the Tor II project is in the range of 60 – 70 million barrels of oil equivalents. Two wells are now producing, and the remaining wells will consecutively be put on production the coming months.

Total capital investments are now estimated to NOK 6.4 billion gross. The Tor II project has a Brent cost of Supply below USD 30.

The Tor II project has a high Norwegian content of goods and services of 90 percent, and the project provides work to about 6,800 man-years.

About the Tor Field and Tor Unit.

The Tor field, discovered in 1970, is a unitized chalk field located in licenses PL018 and PL006 in blocks 2/4 and 2/5, about 13 kilometers northeast of the Ekofisk field. The original development comprised a single manned production platform, Tor 2/4 E, from which oil and associated gas was exported, via pipeline, to the Ekofisk Complex from 1978 until year-end 2015, when the platform lifetime expired.

Total E&P Norge AS currently holds 48.20 percent ownership in Tor Unit, while the remaining ownership interests are held by the operator ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS (30.66 percent), Vår Energi (10.82 percent), Equinor Energy AS (6.64 percent) and Petoro AS (3.69 percent).

About Total’s Exploration & Production in Norway

Total has been present in Norway since 1965 and has played a major role in the development of many important fields on the Norwegian continental shelf.
Total E&P Norge AS holds interests in 63 production licenses and our production was 204,000 barrels of oil equivalents per day in 2019.

About Total

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