ConocoPhillips announced first oil production from the Eldfisk II project in the Norwegian North Sea.
'Eldfisk II joins Ekofisk South as the second major project startup in Norway since late 2013,' said Matt Fox, executive vice president, Exploration and Production. 'These projects will increase ultimate resource recovery and extend the field life of this premier legacy asset for years to come.'
Eldfisk II, along with Ekofisk South and other projects offshore Norway, will add approximately 60,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day to the company's production volumes by 2017.
The Eldfisk II project includes plans to drill 40 new production and water injection wells. One of four pre-drilled wells is currently online, with the remaining three anticipated to come on stream this month. Production from the field will ramp up over the next three years as additional wells are brought online.