Nova Subsea know-how in practice

Nova positions Wintershall Dea as a global expert in smart subsea field development.

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Wintershall Dea support vessel subsea template
Wintershall Dea support vessel subsea template
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The Nova field, located in the Q35 area of the North Sea, is being developed with two subsea templates tied back to the existing Gjøa platform. The use of existing infrastructure enables smart extraction of the resources in the reservoir at 2,570 metres below sea level. When it comes on stream in 2022, Nova will be sustainably operated with hydro power from shore through Gjøa.

Wintershall Dea Norway Quickfact Nova
Wintershall Dea Norway Quickfact Nova
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Wintershall Dea Norway offshore platform Gjøa
Wintershall Dea Norway offshore platform Gjøa

The Nova field is tied back to the Gjøa platform, extending the economic lifetime of the existing infrastructure.

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Building on subsea expertise

Nova’s sustainable development solution creates a win-win for Wintershall Dea, the Nova partnership consisting of Sval Energi, Spirit Energy and ONE-Dyas, the Gjøa license and the Norwegian society.

As a subsea tie-back to Gjøa, Nova benefits from in-place infrastructure, with no need for a major new facility. This solution also extends the economic lifetime of the Gjøa infrastructure and unlocks future tie-in opportunities. Through even greater cooperation with its Norwegian partners, Wintershall Dea is gaining further expertise in subsea production and is positioning itself worldwide as an expert in smart subsea field development.

Nova is a smart solution that uses existing infrastructure to deliver maximum value.

André Hesse
Nova Project Director

Developing a core area

The Q35 area of the North Sea is a core region for Wintershall Dea. As a satellite field of the Gjøa platform, Nova twins with Wintershall Dea’s Vega field which also ties back to the same facility. Alongside a series of promising discoveries and exploration licenses, the region promises to be a continuing growth area.

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Load out of the 740-tonne topside module

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Load out of the 740-tonne topside module

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