Wintershall Dea Norge started production from Nova oil field in the Norwegian North Sea in license 418, about 120 km northwest of Bergen and 17 km southwest of Gjøa.
The field is in 370 m of water and consists of two subsea templates, one with three oil producers and one with three water injectors, tied back to the Neptune Energy-operated Gjøa platform (OGJ Online, June 30, 2022). The host platform will provide gas lift and water injection to the field and receives Nova hydrocarbons.
Oil from Nova will be transported via Gjøa through Troll Oil Pipeline II to Mongstad, Norway. Associated gas will be exported via the Far North Liquids and Associated Gas System (FLAGS) pipeline to St Fergus, UK, supplying the European energy market.
Expected recoverable gross reserves are estimated at 90 MMboe, of which the majority will be oil.
Wintershall Dea is operator of the field with 45% interest. Partners are Sval Energi AS (45%) and Pandion Energy Norge (10%). Wintershall Dea has agreed to transfer a 6% share of Nova to OKEA. Completion is expected in fourth-quarter 2022 and Wintershall Dea’s share will then be lowered to 39%.