Norway Approves Plan For Wintershall Norge-led Nova

The plan for development and operation for the Wintershall Norge-operated Nova Field has been approved by Norwegian authorities, Wintershall said in a news release.

The field, located in the North Sea, will be developed as a subsea tieback connecting two templates to the Gjøa platform for processing and export, the company said. Lift gas, water injection and power also will be provided by the Gjøa platform.

Wintershall said several significant contracts for the development, estimated to cost about $1.2 billion, have been awarded. Among these were contracts awarded to Aker Solutions for the subsea production system, Subsea 7 for pipeline and subsea construction and Seadrill for a rig.