The development of Ivar Aasen has been coordinated with the neighbouring Edvard Grieg field, which receives partly processed oil and gas from the Ivar Aasen field for further processing and export. The Edvard Grieg platform is also providing the Ivar Aasen platform with lift gas and electricity. The Ivar Aasen development was electrified from start-up.
The fields were developed in two phases, with Ivar Aasen and West Cable in phase one, and Hanz in phase two. Equinor’s equity was reduced from 50% to 41.5% (without Hanz) after unitization with PL457 and PL338BS in 2014.
The field development includes a manned production platform located above the Ivar Aasen reservoir, and a subsea installation at Hanz which will be tied back to the Ivar Aasen platform by a flow line and umbilical system. West Cable is drained by a well drilled from the Ivar Aasen platform.
Production started Christmas Eve 2016.
Operator: Aker BP ASA