First oil from new Danish North Sea platform

Production has started from a new unmanned platform, Tyra Southeast-B, in the Danish North Sea. The platform is expected to add reserves of 50 million barrels of oil equivalent (boe) and production start was delivered safely, on time and on budget.

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Tyra Southeast-B, Maersk Oil's newest platform for the North Sea, is estimated to add 50 million barrels over the next 30 years, of which half will be oil and half gas. The project will contribute towards Denmark's energy supply as well as its economy.
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Maersk Oil and its partners are investing DKK 4.5 billion in the Tyra Southeast expansion, which will increase production.

It is one of a number of developments coming on stream, including Johan Sverdrup offshore Norway and the Culzean gas field in the UK North Sea. Maersk Oil started production last year at Golden Eagle in the North Sea and Jack in the US Gulf of Mexico.

The new platform 220 kilometres off Denmark’s west coast will produce a mixture of oil and gas. It is expected to deliver about 20 million barrels of oil and 170 billion standard cubic feet of gas – combined reserves and resources of 50 million barrels of oil equivalent (boe) – with peak production in 2017 of 20,000 boe per day.

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Building the Tyra Southeast platform 3:31

“The Tyra Southeast extension is a great example of how we extract value from the Danish North Sea by combining intricate knowledge, long-term investments and the right technical capabilities,” says Maersk Oil CEO Jakob Thomasen.

“Over the next three decades, the new platform will add both oil and gas to our production. This is an important step in Maersk Oil’s growth journey and it demonstrates that Denmark continues to be a core area for us.”

Securing the future

The total investment in the Tyra Southeast expansion includes the platform, pipelines and drilling of the wells. The jacket and topside were constructed by Bladt Industries A/S, a Danish contractor located in Northern Jutland.

Drilling of the first well started 6 December, 2014 from the Ensco 72 drilling rig. Production is expected to be 2,600 boepd from this well alone. The plan is to drill a total of 8-12 horizontal wells during 2015-2017 with each well being about six kilometres long.

“In total, the Danish Underground Consortium has invested DKK 4.5 billion and it is exactly such investments that are needed to secure the future Danish oil and gas production,” says Martin Rune Pedersen, Managing Director of Maersk Oil Danish Business Unit.

The Tyra Southeast extension is a great example of how we extract value from the Danish North Sea by combining intricate knowledge, long-term investments and the right technical capabilities.

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JAKOB THOMASEN, CEO OF MAERSK OIL