Aker Solutions Celebrates Subsea Tree Delivery for Wintershall Dea’s Nova Project

Aker Solutions’ team in Malaysia has celebrated the delivery of the first standard configurable subsea tree for the Wintershall Dea’s Nova project in the Norwegian North Sea.

The standard configurable trees offer a full range of modular core components which could be built to the requirements of the customers in a shorter time, Aker Solutions said on its social media.

Aker Solutions secured the contract for the delivery of two templates with manifolds, seven subsea trees including one spare, umbilicals and associated tie-in and controls equipment for Nova, in February 2018.

Under the contract, the company will provide installation and commissioning support services. Final deliveries are scheduled for 2019 and 2020.

In early 2019, Aker Solutions secured another contract for Nova field, to build a complete digital replica of the production system to enable data driven engineering, production and maintenance decisions.

Nova field, operated by Wintershall Dea, is located in the Norwegian North Sea, 120 kilometers northwest of Bergen. The expected recoverable reserves from the field are around 80 million barrels of oil equivalent, of which the majority will be oil. The partnership is investing almost 1.1 billion euros (NOK 9.9 billion Norwegian kroner) in the development of the Nova field, which is expected to come on stream in 2021.

Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy approved plans for the development and operation of the Nova field in September 2018.

Wintershall Dea completed the installation of the subsea pipelines and umbilicals for the Nova project in August 2019. When it comes on stream, Nova will be Wintershall Dea’s fourth operated subsea field in production, underpinning the company’s position as an experienced underwater field developer in Norway.