Brage Unit

Producing field
PL053B, PL055, PL055B, PL055D and PL185
30/6, 31/4 and 31/7

Brage Unit: Statoil (Op) 35.2000%, Talisman 33.8434%, Faroe Petroleum 14.2567%, Core Energy 12.2575%, VNG Norge 4.4424%

Main activity:
Production and infill drilling
More information:

Brage is an oil field in the North Sea, located 120 kilometres northwest of the city of Bergen, between the Troll and Oseberg fields. The field was discovered in 1980 and is situated in blocks 31/4, 31/7 and 30/6. Brage primarily contains oil, along with associated gas. The water depth at the location is 140 metres.

The field has been developed with an integrated production, drilling, accommodation platform and utilizes water injection and cyclical gas lift to aid recovery. Oil is exported to the Oseberg A platform, via a 14 kilometre long pipeline. From the Oseberg A platform, oil is transported through the Oseberg Transportation System to the Sture Terminal. The gas from the field is exported through the Statpipe system to Kårstø.

Production started in 1993 and peaked in 1996 at 120,000 boepd. The 2013 production was around 12,000 boepd. The estimated gross 2P reserves at year end 2013 on Brage is 31 mmboe.

Brage is in a mature phase, and the partnership is working to find new ways of increasing recovery from the field. New wells have been drilled and more wells are planned for the coming years. Large in place reserves and low recovery factor implies that there is a significant upside that could be captured. The Brage field is estimated to have stock tank oil initially in place (STOIIP) of 1.1 billion barrels of oil, and gas initially in place (GIIP) of 20 billion cubic metres (GSm3).


Map from NPD Website

Contact details

Visiting address:
Rosenkrantzgate 16, N-0160

Postal address:
P.O. Box 1489 Vika, N-0116 Oslo

Phone: +47 24 04 54 80

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