Aker BP ASA received approval from the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy (MPE) for development of Symra and Solveig Phase 2 in the Utsira High area of the North Sea.
Symra field will be a tie-in to the Ivar Aasen production platform. Production is expected to begin in first-quarter 2027. Aker BP and partners Equinor Energy AS and Sval Energi AS submitted the PDO in December 2022 (OGJ Online, Dec. 16, 2022).
Development of Solveig Phase 2 is an extension of the PDO for Solveig’s first development phase. It will be connected to the Edvard Grieg platform. Phase 2 production is expected to start in first-quarter 2026. Aker BP is operator at Solveig, with OMV Norge AS and Wintershall Dea AS as license partners.
The two developments comprise a total 93 MMboe in estimated recoverable resources and will be carried out as a joint project. Drilling operations will begin in third-quarter 2025. Total investments are estimated at NOK 16 billion.