Hanz Oil Field

From Global Energy Monitor

Hanz oil field is an oil and gas field under development in the North Sea, off the coast of Norway.[1]


The map below shows the location of the field, in the North Sea, 12 kilometers north of the Ivar Aasen field, off the coast in Norway.[1]

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Hanz was discovered in 1997 and its plan for development and operation (PDO) was approved in 2013. According to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD), its status has been "approved for production" since 2013.[1]

Hanz is a part of the Ivar Aasen oil and gas field PDO[2] as it is planned to be developed with subsea templates tied-back to Ivar Aasen.[1]

In 2018, Anker BP, the project operator, completed an investigation into potential additional resources within the field. Results showed estimates remaining within the range of uncertainty of the initial estimate.[2]

As of February 2021, the most recent update on NPD's website for Hanz was from February 2020 which stated the "development schedule for production start-up depends on available processing capacities on Ivar Aasen."[3]

Project Details

  • Operator: Aker BP ASA[4]
  • Parent company: Equinor Energy AS [50%]; Aker BP ASA [35%]; Spirit Energy Norway AS [15%][5]
  • Location: North Sea, Norway[1]
  • Coordinates: 59.0302, 2.218 (exact)[4]
  • Status: In development[4][1]
  • Reserves: Total recoverable reserves originally: 2.8 mill. Sm3 o.e.[1]
    • Oil recoverable reserves originally: 2.3 mill. Sm3 o.e.
    • Gas recoverable reserves originally: 0.4 mill. Sm3 o.e.
    • NGL recoverable reserves originally: 0.1 mill. Sm3 o.e.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 "Field: HANZ". Norwegianpetroleum.no. Retrieved 2021-02-03.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Aker BP completes delineation of Hanz field, drilling of North Sea wildcat". www.worldoil.com. Retrieved 2021-02-03.
  3. Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (February 3, 2021). "FACTPAGES: HANZ". FACTPAGES. Retrieved February 3, 2021.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "Map Services - Field outlines". Norwegian Petroleum Directorate. Archived from the original on March 17, 2021. Retrieved March 8, 2021.
  5. "Factpages: Table – Licensees". Norwegian Petroleum Directorate. Archived from the original on March 17, 2021. Retrieved March 8, 2021.

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