Fram (No)

The Fram oil field in the North Sea comprise the Fram Vest and Fram Øst fields.

Map of the Fram field on the Norwegian continental shelf.

The fields are located about 20 kilometers north of the Troll field in the Norwegian North Sea at a depth of approximately 350 meters. Both field developments consist of subsea installations connected via pipelines to the Troll C platform. The well streams from the fields are processed on this platform.

Fram vest

The Norwegian government approved the plan for the development of the Fram Vest field on March 23, 2001, and production started on October 2, 2003.

Fram Vest is developed with two four-well subsea templates. The gas is reinjected into the Fram Vest reservoir as pressure support, while the oil is transported to the Mongstad refinery through Troll Oil Pipeline II.

Fram øst

The Norwegian government approved the plan for the development of the Fram Øst field on April 22, 2005, and production commenced on October 30, 2006.

Like Fram Vest, this field is developed with two four-well subsea templates. The oil is exported through Troll Pipeline II to Mongstad.

Produced water from Troll C will be used as pressure support in the Fram Øst reservoir. This contributes to significant positive environmental gains through reductions in emissions to the sea in the Troll field.

Fram Øst has also been developed to enable it to utilize gas from Troll C for injection, to increase recovery rates from the wells.

Location: Block 35/11, about 120 kilometres west of Florø, Norway

Production start: 2 October 2003

Production: Oil

Partners: ENGIE E&P Norge AS (15%), Statoil Petroleum AS (45% and operator), Exxon Mobil Exploration and Production AS Norway AS (25%) and Idemitsu Petroleum Norway (15%)

More information:

Operator Statoil – Fram
Norwegian petroleum – Fram

Fram template illustration.