The Vega gas and condensate field consists of the Camilla, Belinda and Fram B finds in the north part of the North Sea. The plan for development and production (PDO) was submitted to the authorities on December 15, 2006. Vega lies in blocks 35/8 and 35/11 about 80 kilometres west of Florø in Sogn og Fjordane. The sea depth in the area is about 380 meters and the field is some 10-30 kilometres north/northwest of the Fram fields and 45-75 kilometres northwest of the Troll field, between Gjøa and the Gullfaks fields. The finds are distributed in licenses PL248 (Vega North and Vega Central) and PL090C (Vega South). The field also includes an eventual extension with a tie in to the Aurora field (PL195). Reserves/production Vega contains gas and condensate. The recoverable reserves are estimated at some 18 billion standard cubic meters gas and 26 million barrels of condensate. At its peak, Vega will produce about 7 million cubic meters gas and 25,000 barrels of condensate daily. Plans call for the finds to be developed with two wells each from three individual subsea well templates situated on the sea floor. Each template will have slots for a total of four wells. Transport The well stream from Vega will be transported through a joint pipeline to the Gjøa field, which will also process the well stream. The plan for development and operation for Gjøa was delivered to the authorities at the same time as the Vega/Vega South plan. A new gas pipeline from the Gjøa field will tie into the FLAGS pipeline system in the UK. Vega gas will be transported through this pipeline to the gas receiving terminal at St. Fergus, Scotland. The condensate from Vega/Vega South will be transported through a new oil pipeline from Gjøa. This pipeline will tie into the Troll Oil pipeline II, which will transport the oil and gas to the Mongstad refinery. The Vega finds were proven by Gulf Exploration with well 35/8-1 in 1980, and well 35/8-2 in 1982. Mobil proved Vega South with well 35/11-2 in 1987. The start up of production at the Vega field is planned for the fourth quarter in 2010.
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