Aker BP and fixed facilities alliance partners Aker Solutions and ABB advanced the operator’s plan to bring Hod field on stream in first-quarter 2022 with the installation of the 2,000-tonne topsides on the Hod B jacket, which was installed in July (OGJ Online, Jul. 8, 2021).
Hod field lies in Block 2/11 in the southern part of the Norwegian sector of the North Sea, about 12 km south of Valhall and 6 km south of the Valhall Flank South platform. The platform will be remotely operated from Valhall, and the field will have low CO2 emissions due to power from shore.
Hod, expected to produce 40 MMboe, is part of the company’s goal to produce 2 billion bbl from the Valhall area through new projects and ongoing modernization, said Ole Johan Molvig, Valhall asset manager.
Several subsea campaigns will be conducted in the Hod project leading up to production start in 2022, such as installation and connection of the gas lift pipelines, production flowlines and umbilicals. Modification work is under way at Valhall field center, and the Maersk Invincible drilling rig is expected to arrive this autumn to drill production wells.
Aker BP is the operator at Hod B (90%) with partner Pandion Energy (10%).
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