The hydrocarbons will be extracted from 11 wells and delivered via a heated pipeline to the Production Licence 018 facilities for further processing and transportation. The PL 018 facilities are still one of the most important production hubs on the Norwegian Continental Shelf and have been modified to accommodate Tommeliten A deliveries.
Tommeliten A is one of the nine investment projects initiated by the ORLEN Group over the last two years to step up gas production on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. In line with ORLEN’s Strategy, it is set to rise to 6 billion cubic metres per year by the end of 2030, up from 3.5 billion cubic meters last year. This will contribute to Poland’s increased energy security, as the gas produced in Norway is transported to Poland through the Baltic Pipe.
ORLEN has booked more than 8 billion cubic metres of the pipeline’s capacity annually, with plans to utilise as much as possible of this transport route to carry company-produced gas volumes. In 2030, ORLEN may account for as much as 75% of the Baltic Pipe’s capacity booked.
PGNiG Upstream Norway is carrying out our production activities in 18 fields and holds interests in 91 licences. Its oil and gas reserves on the Norwegian Continental Shelf currently amount to more than 346 million barrels of oil equivalent. PUN ranks among the top ten companies active in Norway regarding the size of hydrocarbon resources and oil and gas production, holding the eighth position in gas resources and production and fifth based on the number of licences.
In 2022, ORLEN Group companies delivered 3.5 billion cubic metres of natural gas from its Norwegian fields, accounting for over 20% of last year’s gas demand in Poland.
The other interest holders in Tommeliten A Unit, apart from PUN, are ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS (operator), TotalEnergies EP Norge AS, Vår Energi ASA, ConocoPhillips (U.K.) Holdings Limited, TotalEnergies E&P UK Limited, and ENI UK Limited.