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    Total Delays Tyra Restart Owing to Covid-19


Partner Noreco blamed the delay on restrictions at fabrication yards developing the field's new topsides.

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Total Delays Tyra Restart Owing to Covid-19

France's Total has postponed the restart of the Tyra gas field off Denmark until the second quarter of 2023, instead of in 2022 as originally planned, in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, project partner Noreco said on November 6.

Tyra accounted for 90% of Denmark's gas production until it was shut down in September last year so that a three-year redevelopment programme could begin. Over the years the North Sea field's platforms had been sinking, requiring its operator, the Danish Underground Consortium (DUC), to take action. New and elevated topsides and jacket extensions will be installed on top of the existing jacket structures.

"Due to Covid-19, local governmental imposed restrictions at the fabrication yards have impacted the schedule of the new Tyra topsides, including through the global supply chain delivering key components for the topsides," Noreco said in a statement. "As a direct consequence of this impact the installation of the four new topsides is rescheduled from 2021 to a 2022 installation-window.  First production from the redeveloped Tyra is then expected in Q2 2023."

Tyra is operated by the DUC, of which Total has 43.2%, Noreco has 36.8% and Denmark's Nordsofonden a further 20%. Once back in operation, the field will produce 60,000 barrels of oil equivalent/day.