Wintershall Dea Turns the Taps at Nova

The operator expects most of the field’s estimated 90 million BOE to be oil.

Nova subsea development render.
Nova subsea development render.

Wintershall Dea started production from the Nova oil field in the Norwegian North Sea. The field comprises two subsea templates, one with three oil producers and one with three water injectors, tied back to the Gjøa platform.

The expected recoverable gross reserves from the field are estimated at 90 million BOE, of which the majority will be oil. The operator said the completion of Nova emphasizes its strength as one of the largest subsea operators on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. “With the startup of the major project Nova, Wintershall Dea is now operating three subsea production fields in Norway,” said Hugo Dijkgraaf, member of the executive board and chief technology officer.

The Dvalin field and the partner-operated Njord Future project, in which Wintershall Dea holds a 50% share, are planned to come on stream later this year. The company also operates recent discoveries like Dvalin North, planned for PDO hand-in (Plan for Development and Operations) by the end of 2022, and several other discoveries which could be developed in the future. Wintershall Dea is a partner in the Aker BP-operated Storjo discovery in the Norwegian Sea.

Wintershall Dea operates the Nova field with a 45% stake, of which it plans to transfer 6% to OKEA in Q4 this year; Sval Energi holds 45%, Pandion Energy Norge, 10%.