Aker BP, which operates the field, and partner Pandion Energy expect Hod to produce 40 million barrels of oil.
In the period leading up to production start-up, Subsea7 has conducted several subsea campaigns in the Hod project, such as installation and connection of the gas lift pipelines, production flowlines and umbilicals. The Maersk Invincible jack up rig has drilled six production wells, and modification work has been carried out at the Valhall field centre.
Hod B is a normally unmanned wellhead platform, remotely operated from the Valhall field centre. Production from the Hod field will have close to zero CO2 emissions thanks to power from shore.
“Production start-up from Hod B less than two years after, is great news! It demonstrates how the temporary tax changes, matured in the spring of 2020 when the industry was paralyzed by a pandemic and a sharp fall in oil prices, has had a real impact. Aker BP and Pandion Energy responded immediately to the politicians' expectation of creating activity for the supplier industry across the country,” said Karl Johnny Hersvik, CEO of Aker BP.
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