Planned production start in the third quarter of 2021 with production up to and including 2029.
Wintershall filed the plan for development and operation (PDO) for the Nova field in May 2018. The development is expected to cost around NOK 9.9 billion ($1,2 billion)
The plan PDO for the North Sea Nova field – formerly Skarfjell – was the the first PDO on the Norwegian Continental Shelf submitted in 2018. Wintershall is the operator of the fields, with partners Capricorn, Spirit Energy, Edison, and DEA.
Tie-back to Gjøa platform
Nova will be developed as a subsea tie-back connecting two templates to the nearby Gjøa platform for processing and export. Gjøa will also provide lift gas to the field and water injection for pressure support. Power for the Nova field comes via the Gjøa platform from shore.
Recoverable reserves on the field are estimated around 80 million barrels of oil equivalent (boe), of which the majority is oil.