Oil & Gas

03 Aug 2022

First Oil Flows From North Sea Field

03 Aug 2022  by   
German oil and gas company Wintershall Dea has started production from its operated Nova oil field in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea.

Wintershall Dea’s partners in the field are Sval Energi, Pandion Energy Norge, and, following the completion of a previously announced sale of interest, also OKEA. The partnership was granted consent from the Norwegian authorities to start production from the Nova field in late June 2022.

Nova was developed using existing infrastructure. It is a tieback to the nearby Neptune Energy-operated Gjøa platform, which is electrified with renewable power from shore. The host platform will provide gas lift and water injection to the field and receives the Nova hydrocarbons. The tieback solution further extends the economic lifetime and increases the profitability of the Gjøa field, in which Wintershall Dea has a 28 per cent share.

Nova project in the North Sea; Source: Wintershall Dea

Hugo Dijkgraaf, Wintershall Dea Member of the Executive Board and Chief Technology Officer, “With the start-up of the major project Nova, Wintershall Dea is now operating three subsea production fields in Norway. We are expanding our subsea technology expertise and meanwhile three further tieback developments, including Dvalin, are in the planning.”

Wintershall Dea pointed out that, with Nova, it is increasing Europe’s energy supply in a time of need.

Furthermore, when the Dvalin field and the partner-operated Njord Future project, in which Wintershall Dea holds a 50 per cent share, come on stream as currently planned later this year, Wintershall Dea says it will provide significant further gas and oil volumes to Europe.


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