Atla is a gas field in the central pert of the North Sea. The field produces with a subsea installation tied back to the existing pipeline between Heimdal and Skirne. Atla came on stream in October 2012, but the field is soon to be closed.
The discovery of Atla was made in October 2010, production started a mere two years after the discovery was announced.
Sea depth is 119 meter. The reservoir is at a depth of approx. 2,700 meters below the sea bed. The field is now in the tail phase. A disposal plan for Atla has been submitted to the authorities. The production will be shut down in the near future. It may be possible to produce the reservoir periodically after pressure buildup.
Total E&P Norge is the operator of Atla, holding a 40 percent interest. Aker BP has a 10 percent interest. Other licensees are Petoro with a 30 percent interest, and Lotos Exploration and Production Norge with a 20 percent interest.
The development of Atla is illustrated below. Illustration from Statoil.
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