World’s largest crane vessel lifts Wintershall Dea’s Nova topside module

Posted On: 09-05-2020

The world’s largest crane vessel, Sleipnir, has lifted Wintershall Dea’s Nova field topside module from the Rosenberg WorleyParsons yard in Stavanger, Norway. Neptune Energy, the partner in the Nova field, said via its social media channels on Friday that Sleipnir was sailing towards Neptune’s Gjøa platform in the North Sea where it would be installed. The Nova field, operated by Wintershall Dea, is developed as a subsea tie-back connecting two templates to our Gjøa platform. Wintershall Dea holds a 45 per cent share in the Nova project. Other project partners are Capricorn, Spirit Energy with 20 per cent each, and Edison Norge with the remaining 15 per cent. The Nova field is located in the Norwegian North Sea, 120 kilometres northwest of Bergen. The expected recoverable reserves from the field are around 80 boe, of which the majority will be oil. The Nova field is expected to come on stream in 2021. When it comes to the project’s previous milestones, Wintershall Dea in May 2019 installed two subsea templates on the ocean floor in Norway, marking a major milestone for the Nova project.