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Restart of production from the Tyra field delayed to the winter season 2023/24

First gas from the redeveloped Tyra field will be delayed to the winter season 2023/24 due to manufacturing and supply chain disruptions.

Since the investment decision in 2017 to redevelop the Tyra field, the complex megaproject has been progressed with activities in the Danish North Sea and at construction yards in Italy, Spain, Singapore and Indonesia.

At this moment, seven out of eight platforms have been safely and successfully installed, and work is ongoing to connect the new Tyra II to the existing offshore infrastructure. The process module under construction in Batam, Indonesia, will be the last major component to be installed.

During the first half of 2022, the ripple effects from the COVID-19 pandemic continued to disrupt the supply chains and staffing levels at the Batam yard. At the same time, some unexpected manufacturing issues concerning key equipment have added delays.

The departure of the module from Batam will be maintained in early September in order to meet the scheduled time for installation in the Danish North Sea.

Due to the significant delays, the module will now have to leave the yard incomplete, and the remaining manufacturing work will be carried out upon arrival at the Tyra field.

This has a significant impact on the overall project timeline, and it will require more than 500,000 manhours and the mobilization of more than 500 additional workers in the Danish North Sea.

TotalEnergies and the Danish Underground Consortium partners are fully aware of the critical energy supply situation in Europe and are doing their utmost to bring Tyra back into production as soon as possible. In addition, we are working on increasing the short-term gas production by optimizing existing production.

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Martin Rune Pedersen, Country Chair for TotalEnergies Denmark, said:

“We recognize the critical nature of the current energy crisis in Denmark and Europe. Therefore we are mobilizing significant extra offshore resources to help compensate for the construction delays we have experienced at the contracted yard in order to restart Tyra. The redeveloped Tyra field is a cornerstone in the future Danish gas production, which we are fully committed to delivering with urgency.”

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Eric Delattre, Managing Director for TotalEnergies Exploration & Denmark, said:

“We are working very hard to get the Tyra gas field back on stream, but due to major manufacturing and supply chain disruptions at the yard in Indonesia, we have been forced to revise the timeline. We are deploying all efforts we can and will continue to work around the clock with our partners and suppliers to complete the Tyra Redevelopment.

In addition, we are working on increasing the gas production from our existing assets in the Danish North Sea already in 2023.”

Facts on the Tyra Redevelopment

TotalEnergies is the operator of the Tyra field on behalf of DUC – a partnership between TotalEnergies (43.2%), Noreco (36.8%) and Nordsøfonden (20%).

Tyra is Denmark’s largest natural gas field and has been a center for processing and exporting more than 90% of the natural gas produced in the Danish North Sea before its redevelopment.

A redevelopment of the Tyra field is necessary due to the field’s natural subsidence of the chalk reservoir after many years of production.

The redevelopment of the Tyra field includes three main elements: decommissioning and recycling of the old Tyra platforms; recycling and extending the current platform legs on six of the platforms with 13 meters, which will have new topsides; a completely new process module and a new accommodation platform

Once the modernized Tyra II is back on stream, it is expected to deliver 2.8 billion cubic meter gas per year which amounts to 80% of the forecasted Danish gas production.

Tyra II will secure continued production of natural gas with 30% less CO2 emissions significantly contributing to Denmark’s energy security by reducing Denmark’s and EU’s dependency on Russian gas.

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