TotalEnergies-led consortium restarts natural gas production from Tyra field in Danish North Sea

March 22, 2024

(WO)  – TotalEnergies announced the restart of production from the Tyra hub in the Danish North Sea, after the completion of a major redevelopment project of this hub. At plateau, the Tyra hub will produce 5.7 MMcmg and 22,000 bopd, once again making Denmark self-sufficient and a net exporter of natural gas.

TotalEnergies operates the Tyra field on behalf of Danish Underground Consortium, a partnership between TotalEnergies (43.2%), BlueNord (36.8%) and Nordsøfonden (20%).

Discovered in 1968 by Maersk Oil, Tyra is located 225 km west of the coast of Esbjerg. In September 2019, gas production was suspended to enable the redevelopment of Tyra. Following the decommissioning of the previous Tyra facilities, eight new platform topsides, two jackets and six bridges were installed. As part of this redevelopment project, 98.5% of the materials recovered from the retired installations have been reused or recycled.

Gas from the Tyra hub is delivered to Europe through two export pipelines to Nybro in Denmark and Den Helder in the Netherlands.

Since the acquisition of Shell's upstream assets in Denmark in 2019, the Tyra Redevelopment Project has been the key focus for the partners in the DUC.

The Tyra Redevelopment Project is, to date, the largest project carried out on Danish Continental Shelf with the fabrication and installation of eight new platform topsides. According to partner BlueNord, the production from the new Tyra facilities is expected to more than double BlueNord's net production to over 50 MMbopd by the end of 2024 and unlock gross reserves of more than 200 MMboe. In addition, redeveloped Tyra will significantly decrease field opex and emissions intensity, and at the same time extend its field life.

TotalEnergies operates more than 80% of oil and 90% of gas produced in Denmark, with a strong focus on emissions reductions as demonstrated by the end of routine flaring on its assets in 2023.

“We are pleased to restart the Tyra hub, one of the most technologically advanced offshore gas installations in the world. The success of this major redevelopment project owes a lot to the commitment of our teams, our partners and our contractors. The new Tyra leverages state-of-the-art digital solutions and technological innovations to produce more efficiently and with 30% lower greenhouse gas emissions than the former facilities”, said Nicolas Terraz President, Exploration & Production at TotalEnergies. “Importantly, the resumption of gas production from Tyra improves Europe’s security of supply.”




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