The Nova field was discovered in 2012 and is located in the north-eastern North Sea, approximately 20 kilometres southwest of the Gjøa platform. Principally located in Production Licence (PL) 418, the development is expected to produce around 80 mmboe, of which the majority is oil.
The Nova field benefits from the region’s rich infrastructure. It is being developed as a subsea tieback connecting two templates to the Gjøa platform for processing and export. Gjøa will also provide lift gas to the field and water injection for pressure support, while power comes via the Gjøa platform from shore. Oil will be processed and exported to Mongstad, and gas to St Fergus.
The Nova development is aligned with Spirit Energy’s strategy of reserves replacement through organic investment. Connecting Nova to the nearby Gjøa platform not only saves costs, but also extends the economic life of existing infrastructure.