Aker BP has received consent to move the control room functions for the Ivar Aasen field onshore.
The relocation complies with the plan for development and operation (PDO), which was approved in 2013. This states that the field should be capable of being controlled from a central control room on land.
To date, the field has been controlled from the control room on board the facility, but the plan is for the onshore control room to take over during Q4 2018.
The Ivar Aasen field is in the northern North Sea, 30 kilometres south of Grane and Balder. Water depth in the area is 110 metres. Ivar Aasen was proved in 2008, and the plan for development and operation (PDO) was approved in 2013. The development comprises a production, drilling and quarters (PDQ) facility with a steel jacket and a separate jack-up rig for drilling and completion. Production from the field began in 2016.
Eileen Brundtland, press contact
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