Skarv is a producing conventional gas field located in deepwater in Norway and is operated by Aker BP . The field is located in block 6507/5P (PL 212), 6507/3P (PL 159), 6507/2P (PL 262), 6507/3P (PL 212 B), and 6507/6P (PL 212), with water depth of 1,381 feet.

Four expansion projects are associated with the Skarv conventional gas field, namely Alve Nord , Shrek Development, Orn Development and Idun Nord Development. The expansion projects are currently in the feasibility stage, targeting start-up during 2025.

Field participation details

The field is owned by Aker BP, Equinor , LetterOne Holdings , Polskie Gornictwo Naftowe i Gazownictwo and BASF.

Production from Skarv

The Skarv conventional gas field recovered 60.77% of its total recoverable reserves, with peak production in 2015. The peak production was approximately 52.8 thousand bpd of crude oil and condensate, 385 Mmcfd of natural gas and 15.29 thousand bpd of natural gas liquids. Based on economic assumptions, production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2033. The field currently accounts for approximately 3% of the country’s daily output.

Remaining recoverable reserves

The field is expected to recover 232.1 Mmboe, comprised of 57.4 Mmbbl of crude oil & condensate, 756.35 bcf of natural gas reserves and 48.64 Mmbbl of natural gas liquid reserves. Skarv conventional gas field reserves accounts 0.08% of total remaining reserves of producing conventional gas fields globally.

About Aker BP

Aker BP ASA (Aker BP) is an independent oil and gas exploration and production company. It mainly focuses on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS ). The company has a balanced portfolio of assets across the upstream value chain. Aker BP operates producing assets include Alvheim , Ivar Aasen, Skarv, ula and Valhall among others. It also has participating interest in other producing assets such as Atla, Enoch and Gina Krog. The company is also a partner in a major developing project, Johan Sverdrup and has interest in additional exploration licenses. It has offices in Harstad, Sandnessjoen, Stavanger and Trondheim. Aker BP is headquartered in Lysaker, Norway.


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