Nov. 29 that the company plans to start production at the Ivar Aasen oil field in the North Sea offshore Norway in December.
IP is expected to be about 35,000 bbl/d 2017, rising to a maximum of 70,000 bbl/d in 2018.
The field is being developed with a manned production platform above the Ivar Aasen reservoir and a subsea installation on the Hanz reservoir, which is tied to the Ivar Aasen platform with a flowline and umbilical system, according to Aker BP. Ivar Aasen is being developed in two phases—the Ivar Aasen and West Cable deposits make up Phase 1, while the Hanz deposit will be developed in Phase 2.
Aker BP is the operator of the field. Partners are Statoil Petroleum, Bayergas Norge, Wintershall Norge and VNG Norge, Lundin Noway and OKEA.