The Skarv field is located in the northern part of the Norwegian Sea, and is Aker BP’s northernmost producing field. The field is developed with a production ship with storage and offloading capacity (FPSO), and has one of the worlds’ largest gas processing plants offshore.


The Skarv field is located approx. 210 km off the coast of Sandnessjøen, on 350-450 m water depth.

The field came on stream in December 2012 and has an expected field life of 25 years.

The Skarv field is developed with a Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) unit anchored to the seabed. Subsea wells are tied back to the FPSO from the subsea templates.

Gas transport via an 80 kilometer spur gas line to Åsgard Transport System and then via Gasled to the European market. Shuttle tanker loading of oil for direct transport to the market.

Skarv by numbers

Block and production licence:

PL159, PL212, PL212B and PL262 (part blocks 6507/6, 6507/5, 6507/3 and 6507/2




210 km off Sandnessjøen where BP’s supply base and support unit is located. Helicopter base in Brønnøysund

On stream:

December 2012


Aker BP ASA – 23.84%
Equinor Energy AS– 36,16%
DEA E&P Norge AS – 28,08%
PGNiG Norge AS – 11,92%

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Reservoir rock:


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