Det norske has decided to develop Viper-Kobra. The project comprises two small discoveries in the Alvheim area. According to plan, approximately 7 500 barrels will be flowing into the Alvheim FPSO every day around Christmastime 2016.
Viper-Kobra is located in the Alvheim area and consists of two separate discoveries with a potentially connected reservoir. Kobra was discovered in 1997 (production licence 203) and Viper (production licence 203) in 2009. Viper-Kobra is not a separate field, but constitutes part of the Alvheim field. Thus, the development is included in the PDO for Alvheim, as are the other structures in the area.
The two reservoirs contain approximately 4 million barrels of recoverable oil each. Including some gas, total recoverable reserves are estimated at 9 million barrels of oil equivalent.