Norway has approved the development plan of the Marulk field in the Norwegian Sea.

The $649m Marulk field, located about 30km south-west of Norne at a water depth of 355m, is expected to contain commercial reserves of about 71 million barrels of oil equivalent.

The field’s development plan includes two production wells to be tied back to the production vessel at the adjacent Norne field via a seabed installation.