New Discoveries May Tie Back to Johan Castberg FPSO

Production to Johan Castberg FPSO set to begin in 2024; newer finds could be added later to keep the unit at capacity.

New Discoveries May Tie Back to Johan Castberg FPSO

The Johan Castberg FPSO arriving at Aker Solutions Stord in April 2022. (Source: Jan Arne Wold & Roar Lindefjeld / © Equinor)

Equinor ASA and its partners are considering tying back two recent Barents Sea discoveries to the Johan Castberg production unit.

The field development concept brings production from a number of subsea wells to the Johan Castberg FPSO. While the field was originally discovered in 2011, Equinor had to re-think the design plans and subsequently didn’t submit a plan of development and operation to Norwegian officials until 2017. Several more discoveries have been made in the production license since.

Equinor announced the Skavl Stø oil and gas discovery on June 9 and the Snøfonn North discovery the previous month.

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Jennifer Pallanich

Jennifer Pallanich is Hart Energy's senior editor for technology. She has reported on the technology that fuels oil patch exploration, development and production for more than two decades.