Aker BP Installs Hod B Jacket
Aker BP announced that the Hod B jacket is now safely installed and ready to receive the topsides later this summer. The installation was accomplished just one year after the first steel was cut in the project. The Hod field will be developed with a normally unmanned installation which will be remotely operated from Valhall. CO2 emissions from the field will be very low as a result of power from shore. The first steel for the platform was cut by Aker BP CEO Karl Johnny Hersvik at the Aker Solutions yard in Verdal on 9 June 2020. This occurred mere hours after the Parliament adopted temporary changes in the petroleum tax regime.
The fixed facilities alliance between Aker BP, Aker Solutions and ABB is delivering the Hod B platform. Both the jacket and topsides are being built at Aker Solutions in Verdal, and the work has secured a number of jobs at the yard.
The first normally unmanned platform delivered by the platform alliance was Valhall Flank West. This was a fantastic delivery. Hod B is a copy.
Overall, Aker BP is planning to invest about 135 billion kroner in field development projects on the Norwegian shelf leading up to 2028. This will add more than 500 million barrels to Aker BP’s resource base, and more importantly – it will bring robust activity and a considerable number of jobs for several suppliers across the country.
The Hod field is operated by Aker BP, which owns 90 per cent. Pandion Energy is the partner with a 10 per cent ownership interest. A total of five alliances are contributing to the project. The alliances are integrated from start to finish in the project, which means that Aker BP has taken the alliance model to a new level.