The last part of the Nova drilling campaign in the Norwegian North Sea has started from the Scarabeo 8 semi-submersible rig.

The rig will drill three production wells and three water injection wells through two subsea templates.

Nova is a tie-back to the nearby Gjøa platform which will provide water injection and gas lift and receive the hydrocarbons. Gjøa is electrified with power from shore and will also provide electricity to Nova. The field is located in the Norwegian North Sea, some 120 km northwest of Bergen and 17 km southwest of Gjøa.

The drilling campaign originally started in October 2020, but was paused following an incident on the previous rig. With the campaign back on track the field is now expected to start production in the second half of 2022.

Wintershall Dea is the operator and Sval Energi is one of the partners in the project, together with Spirit Energy, and ONE-Dyas.

Read more on Wintershall Dea’s webpage.