Early January 2017, Valhall and Hod passed one billion barrels of oil equivalents produced, which is more than three times the volume expected at the opening of the field in 1982. The ambition is to produce a further 500 million barrels.
Valhall consists of a field centre with six platforms and two unmanned flank platforms. The field is located in 70 metres of water. Hod is tied back and remotely operated from Valhall.
The field was originally developed with three facilities for accommodation, drilling and processing, and started production in 1982. The Valhall complex consists today of six separate steel platforms for living quarters, drilling, wellheads, production, water injection, combined process- and hotel platform respectively. These platforms are bridge-connected.
The Valhall Flank developments are two identical unmanned wellhead platforms each equipped with 16 drilling slots and located about 6 km (one to the North and one to the South) from the existing Valhall Facilities where well streams are processed. The South Flank started production in 2003 and the North Flank came on stream in 2004.
Liquids are routed via pipeline to Ekofisk and further to Teesside in the UK. Gas is sent via Norpipe to Emden in Germany.
Valhall by numbers
Block and prod. licence:
2/8 – prod. licence 006,
2/8 – prod. licence 006B,
2/11 – prod. licence 033B,
On stream in:
Aker BP ASA 90%
Pandion Energy 10%
More info at Norwegianpetroleum.no