Aker Solutions and Subsea 7 SA have been awarded contracts by Wintershall Norge AS for the Nova oil and gas field development, the companies said on Feb. 27.
The contract award comprises the engineering, procurement, construction and installation delivery of the pipeline and riser systems, and the transport and installation of subsea production systems and umbilical system.
The Nova Field development is a subsea tieback to the existing Gjøa semisubmersible production facility.
Nova is located in the north-eastern part of the North Sea, 16 km (9 miles) from the Gjøa Field, in a water depth of approximately 360 m (1181 ft).
Work for Nova starts immediately and involves facilities in Norway, the U.K. and Malaysia. Final deliveries are scheduled for 2019 and 2020.
Nova has total recoverable reserves of 80 million barrels of oil equivalent. The field is expected to come on stream in 2021.