Equinor has submitted a plan for development and operation (PDO) of the Eirin gas field to the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy. Recoverable reserves in the field are estimated at 27.6 Mboe, most of which is gas. The Eirin field, which was discovered in 1978, will be developed as a subsea facility tied to the Gina Krog platform in the North Sea for total investments estimated at NOK4bn (€350m). Production start-up is expected as early as 2025 and the development will extend Gina Krog’s productive life from 2029 to 2036, enabling Eirin to bring new gas to Europe. The licence partners are Equinor (78.2%) and KUFPEC Norway (21.8%).