The Skarfjell licence partners moved a step closer to a final decision on the field after agreeing a development plan.
Operator Wintershall said today that the field would be tied back to the Gjoa platform 20 kilometres away.
The development concept has been handed in to the Norwegian Petroleum and Energy Ministry.
Licence partners will now refine the technical and economic plan ahead of a final investment decision, Wintershall said.
Skarfjell, discovered 130 kilometres north-west of Bergen in 2012, is expected to yield 60-140million barrels of oil.
Martin Bachmann, Wintershall’s head of exploration and production, Europe and Middle East, said: “Moving into the next phase of the plan is a signal that Wintershall is committed to Norway in the long-term.
“This is our second operated development project on the Norwegian Continental Shelf after Maria, and we are using our experience and resources to fine-tune the concept for Skarfjell.
“Wintershall is convinced of having selected the most economically robust solution for the field.
“We will now work closely with our partners in the coming months to design a plan that will take Skarfjell forward.”
The project partners are Wintershall (35%), Capricorn (20%), Bayerngas (20%), Edison Norge (15%) and DEA (10%).