Aker BP begins work on Skarv Satellite Project

Aug. 30, 2023
Aker BP, Aker Solutions, and Subsea 7 started work on the first of three subsea manifolds for the Skarv Satellite Project (SSP).

Aker BP, Aker Solutions, and Subsea 7 started work on the first of three subsea manifolds for the Skarv Satellite Project (SSP).

SSP comprises the Alve Nord, Idun Nord, and Ørn gas and condensate discoveries. Each of the developments consists of a subsea template with four well slots and two wells which are tied back to the Skarv production vessel (FPSO) in the northern part of the Norwegian Sea.

Production from these developments will have low CO2 emissions at around 4.5 kg/bbl. After start-up, they will account for about 60% of Aker BP’s net production from the Skarv area for several years.

The plan for development and operation (PDO) for these developments was submitted to the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy in December of last year, and was approved this past June (OGJ Online, June 28, 2023).

Total investments are estimated at nearly 17 billion 2022-kroner. Recoverable resources in the three developments are about 120 MMboe, consisting mainly of gas. Production start is planned for third-quarter 2027.

Aker BP is operator at Skarv. Partners at Alve Nord include Wintershall DEA and PGNiG, partners at Idun Nord include Equinor and Wintershall DEA, and partners at Ørn include Equinor and PGNiG.