Operator Aker BP and partner Pandion Energy reported that production has started from Hod B in the southern North Sea. The first steel for Hod B was cut in Aker Solutions’ yard in Verdal, the day after the Norwegian Parliament adopted temporary changes in the petroleum tax regime in June 2020. In line with the rapid sanctioning of Hod B, the project has been both safely and efficiently delivered through a demanding period 14 months after the first steel was cut in Verdal, the platform was installed offshore – in accordance with the plan. In the period leading up to production start-up, Subsea7 has conducted several subsea campaigns in the Hod project, such as installation and connection of the gas lift pipelines, production flowlines and umbilicals. The Maersk Invincible jack up rig has drilled six production wells, and modification work has been carried out at the Valhall field centre. A total of five alliances have contributed to the Hod project. The alliances have been integrated from start to finish in the project and by doing this, Aker BP has taken the alliance model to a new level.Hod B is a normally unmanned wellhead platform, remotely operated from the Valhall field centre. Production from the Hod field will have close to zero CO2 emissions thanks to power from shore.Aker BP and partner Pandion Energy expects Hod to produce 40 million barrels of oil.