The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Equinor consent for start-up of the Trestakk field in the Norwegian Sea.Trestakk field illustration. Source: EquinorFollowing Equinor’s submission in November 2016, the Norwegian authorities approved the Plan for Development and Operation (PDO) of the Trestakk discovery back in April 2017.Equinor, as the operator, plans to start-up the Trestakk field during the month of May 2019, according to NPD’s statement on Monday, May 13.Consent for start-up of Trestakk is granted to the licensees in production licence PL091 which, apart from Equinor, include ExxonMobil and Vår Energi.It is also worth mentioning that Equinor was given consent by the Petroleum Safety Authority for the use of the pipeline and subsea production facilities at Trestakk field in March 2019.Investments in the development of the field are expected to total approx. NOK 4.8 billion ($549.2M).Equinor estimates the recoverable volume from Trestakk at 10.7 million standard cubic meters of oil (67 million bbls) and 1.4 billion cubic meters of gas.Trestakk is located about 25 kilometers southeast of the Åsgard field. The field will be developed with a subsea template with four well slots and one satellite well.The well stream will be transported through a 12-inch production pipeline to the Åsgard A facility, where the well stream will be processed. The plan is to produce the Trestakk reserves with pressure support in the form of gas injection.The addition of Trestakk will bring the total number of producing fields on the Norwegian shelf to 85.Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Offshore Energy Today, established in 2010, is read by over 10,000 industry professionals daily. We had nearly 9 million page views in 2018, with 2.4 million new users. This makes us one of the world’s most attractive online platforms in the space of offshore oil and gas and allows our partners to get maximum exposure for their online campaigns. If you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today contact our marketing manager Mirza Duran for advertising options.