The consent relates to installation and use of a multiphase pump (Tambar MPP).
The Tambar oil field started producing in the summer of 2001.
Tambar (see map) is located in the southern North Sea, about 15 km southeast of Ula. Its simple development solution consists of a normally unmanned wellhead facility with remote control from and processing on Ula.
The factors that limit Tambar production are lower reservoir pressure, as well as the loss of pressure in the pipeline to Ula. To improve this situation and increase the lift in the wells, BP wants to install and use a multiphase pump on the field. BP expects that this will accelerate Tambar production, as well as increase the lifetime for the wells and the reserves in the field.
In connection with this project, BP has previously received consent to use Mærsk Guardian for production drilling of a new well on Tambar (link).
These changes will, among other things, lead to an increase in manning on Tambar.
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