DevelopmentNova is a field in the northern part of the North Sea, 17 kilometres southwest of the Gjøa field. The water depth is 370 metres. Nova was proven in 2012, and the plan for development and operation (PDO) was approved in 2018. The development consists of two 4-slot subsea templates, one with three oil producers and one with three water injectors, tied-back to the Gjøa platform.
ReservoirThe reservoir contains oil with a gas cap in sandstone of Late Jurassic age in the Heather Formation of the Viking Group, at a depth of 2,500 metres. The reservoir quality is good.
Recovery strategyThe field is produced by pressure support from water injection and with gas lift.
TransportThe well stream is routed to the Gjøa platform for processing and export. The oil is transported further through the Troll Oil Pipeline II to the Mongstad terminal, and the gas is exported via the Far North Liquids and Associated Gas System (FLAGS) pipeline to St Fergus in the UK.
StatusNova started production in July 2022.
ACCRUED INVESTMENTS IN NOMINAL NOK
Source: The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate
DISCOVERIES INCLUDED IN THE FIELD
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