Det Norske to shut down Jette

Subsea tieback: at Jette

Det Norske Oljeselskap intends to decommission its Jette field off Norway later this year after only three years of production, with the ExxonMobil-operated Jotun B host platform also set to be scrapped.

The Norwegian operator has been forced to pull the plug on the North Sea field, developed as a two-well subsea tieback to Jotun B at an estimated cost of Nkr2.5 billion ($293 million), after it began to produce mainly water in recent months with oil and gas recovery being hit by reservoir and under-performing well issues.

Production from the abortive field is due to continue until October when it will be halted, with a decommissioning plan now approved by the authorities after “a thorough assessment”, according to a spokesman for the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD).

A Det Norske spokesman explained the shutdown of Jette was due to ExxonMobil’s decision to decommission the Jotun field, which will effectively make its own field no longer commercially viable.

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