Tambar is located 16 kilometer South East of Ula in 68m water depth. It is a normally unmanned wellhead platform, but can sleep 12 people. The production is piped to Ula for processing and export. The gas is injected in the Ula reservoir while the oil is exported via Ekofisk to Teesside. The 1200 tonnes Tambar tripod jacket and the 900 tonnes deck were both built at Kvaerner’s yard in Egersund while the Tambar-Ula pipeline was built by CSO in Orkanger. Novelties of the platform design include power support through an electric cable from Ula, allowing cost effective and more efficient power than by installing turbines on the platform itself. In 2007 an oil discovery was made in the Tambar East reservoir (block 2/1 – prod. licence 300) which has since been in production.
In 2007 an oil discovery was made in the Tambar East reservoir (block 2/1 – prod. licence 300) which has since been in production.
Tambar has a multiphase pump to reduce back pressure from the wellhead to the reservoir and improve oil recovery levels.
During 2014 high regularity was maintained on the multiphase pump. This combined with good well deliveries contributed to good production from the field.
The gas lift project to stimulate the production from Tambar is being planned.
Block and prod. licence:
1/3 – prod. licence 065, awarded 1981
On stream in:
Aker BP ASA 55% (operator)
Dong Norge AS 45%
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