Gjøa A reliable host

Located in the Q35 Area of the North Sea, Gjøa is in a core region for Wintershall Dea. The operated Vega and Nova fields are both Gjøa satellites.
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Wintershall Dea Offshore Platform Gjøa
Wintershall Dea Offshore Platform Gjøa
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Neptune Energy/Jan Inge Haga

The Gjøa platform, operated by Neptune, is located in the Q35 area of the North Sea, some 60 kilometres off the west coast of Florø. The field is developed with four subsea templates at a water depth of 360 metres, tied to a semi-submersible production and processing plant. Gjøa is already the host for the Wintershall Dea Vega field, and will also be the host for the operated Nova field.

Quickfact Gjøa
Quickfact Gjøa
Norway Coast North Sea
Norway Coast North Sea
Located just 60 km from the coast, Gjøa takes power from shore.
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Wintershall Dea/Thor Oliversen
Power from shore

Gjøa is the first manned platform on the Norwegian Continental Shelf to take power from shore. Located just 60 kilometres off the coast, the Q35 area is a core region for Wintershall Dea.

Reservoir and recovery

The Gjøa reservoir contains gas above a thin oil zone in Jurassic sandstone in the Dunlin, Brent and Viking Groups. The reservoir depth is 2,200 metres. The field is exploited by pressure depletion. In the southern segments, oil production was prioritised in the first years. Production of the gas cap started in 2015. Low-pressure production was implemented in 2017.

Wintershall Dea laboratory sandstone samples
Wintershall Dea laboratory sandstone samples
The Gjøa reservoir consists of Jurassic sandstone.
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Wintershall Dea/Christian Burkert
We rely on Gjøa to provide the services we need to develop Nova. Gjøa has already proved to be a good host for Vega and we now see it as a critical hub for the whole area.
André Hesse
Nova Project Director
Export of hydrocarbons

The oil from Gjøa and the satellite fields are transported via the Troll Oil Pipeline II to Mongstad. Rich gas is transported via the FLAGS pipeline to St Fergus in the UK.

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