Wintershall Dea Starts Production at Nova Field Off Norway

The Nova oil and gas field offshore Norway holds approximately 90 MMboe in recoverable reserves.


Germany's Wintershall Dea started production at its Nova oil and gas field in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea, the company said on Aug. 1.

The subsea field, about 120 km northwest of the city of Bergen, is tied-back to the Neptune Energy-operated Gjoea field and holds about 90 MMboe in recoverable reserves, mostly oil.

"This would be sufficient to cover Berlin's oil demand for more than five years... It [Nova] comes on stream at a time where Europe needs every additional barrel it can get," Wintershall Dea said in a statement.

The company did not say how much it planned to produce on a daily basis. It was not immediately available for comment when contacted by Reuters.

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